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Historic Buildings

Hay is rich with history and heritage. Take a walk along the Heritage Trail during your visit and read the history of some of Hay's wonderful historic buildings.

Some buildings not to be missed that are not a part of the Heritage Walk are:

Hay Railway Station
Hay War Memorial High School
Hay War Memorial Hall
Hay Gaol

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Hay Museums

Story telling is a way of life in the bush. We are closely connected to our history and proud of our past. From tales of the Shearing industry at the iconic Shear Outback – Australian Shearers Hall of Fame to the moving stories of Prisoners of War at Dunera Museum, our museums are a must-do…

Shear Outback

Cnr Sturt and Cobb Hwy Hay NSW 2711

The Australian Shearers Hall of FameVisitors can experience the living and working conditions of the hardworking men and women who shaped the industry and learn about our shearing history and future technologies in the museum.You can explore the roundup maze and homestead garden before heading to the historic Murray Downs Shed; meet the Shearer and…

Bishop’s Lodge Historic House

Roset St Hay NSW 2711

From Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm. Saturday 9.00am to 12pm

Bishop’s Lodge is an extraordinary 1888 iron house, designed by architect John Sulman with the first Anglican Bishop of Riverina, Sydney Linton. Their aim was to create a comfortable home to withstand Hay’s summer heat and difficult soils. Even today the technology evident in this design is significant. The Bishop’s Lodge is surrounded by a…