The Mudgee Museum has a broad range of items in its collection, principally from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and with many items of Australian manufacture.
Circa 60,000 items within the collection are displayed in several buildings and storage sheds. The collection has a number of significant items representing Mudgee’s social history including objects donated from local families including waggons, tractors, photographs, clothing and many other interesting items.
1: Main Building
- Original Hotel Bar – with bottles lined up on shelves; museum reception & shop.
- Kept for Best Room – displays of clocks, crockery, ceramics, glassware & silverware.
- Gentleman’s Room – taxidermy cabinets showcasing stuffed & preserved native animals & birds, sporting trophies & photographs, Honour rolls & men’s smoking & shaving paraphernalia.
- Parlour – fireplace mantle, male & female mannequin’s dressed in wedding clothing, piano, cane furniture, bookcase & small sideboard.
- Children’s Room – toys, games, antique dolls & bears, early educational items, dolls prams & boys scooters.
- Costume Room – wedding dresses, clothing accessories, mourning apparel and jewellery.
- Kitchen – appliances including stoves, early meat safes and various kitchen implements.
- General Display Room – banking/accounting, Red Cross, photographs & music.
- Long Room – Local Government, military, chemist and Rotary memorabilia.
- Bedroom – Four poster iron bed with bed linen, vintage nightgowns, chamber pots, wash stand with jug and basin.
- Ladies Craft Room – Vintage christening gowns and children’ clothing, wicker prams, display of lace and haberdashery items and sewing machines.