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Explore Hay's Museums

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  1. Book your tickets below
  2. Print ticket that is emailed to you
  3. Visit Hay Gaol Museum, Bishop’s Lodge Historic House and Dunera POW Museum.
  4. Hand the printed ticket to the staff at Shear Outback
  5. If you have any questions or need your ticket printed please visit the Hay Visitor Information Centre, or call 02 6993 4045

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History and Heritage

Dunera Museum

Railway Station Murray St Hay NSW 2711

Explores one of the most fascinating stories in Australian history – a story that stretches from WW2 to modern-day Australia. From the capitals of Europe to the vast flatness of the Hay Plains.Over 6,000 German, Italian and Japanese civilian Internees and Prisoners of War (POW) were kept in three Prison Camps at Hay between 1940…

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…

Hay Gaol Museum

Church St Hay NSW 2711

Built in 1878 and a community museum since 1976 the Hay Gaol has stood sentinel over the town as it transformed from Gaol to maternity hospital to institute for girls and now a museum. The museum houses an intriguing collection of artefacts from antique windmills to Australia’s oldest known bark canoe.