Coonamble Museum under the Bridge

Coonamble Museum Under the Bridge displays the history of Coonamble and its community.

The Museum occupies the former police barracks, built in 1886.  The brick horse stables have been retained in original form with stalls and feed boxes.

  • Browse the exhibits, old photos, wares and stables. 
  • Tour groups, schools and functions are welcome.
  • Visiting times, outside opening hours,  can be made by appointment via the Coonamble Visitor Information Centre.  

Current exhibitions:

LAW & ORDER
The history behind law & order in Coonamble dating back to the 1800’s including relics from Coonamble’s first courthouse such as the original judge’s bench, dock and witness block.

HOTELS OF COONAMBLE

Images and information relating to the many different “drinking holes” of Coonamble,  dating from the mid 1800’s.

COMMUNICATION

On display is an original manual exchange panel dating back to the early 1900’s. Included in this exhibition are images and the history of the first telephone supplied in Coonamble in approx. 1898.

TRANSPORT

This display includes the history of the Cobb & Co Coaches that serviced the areas between Gilgandra & Coonamble in the late 1880’s.  The exhibition includes a child’s side-saddle which won First Prize at the 1862 World Fair in London, England.

CATHOLIC CHURCH

This display includes images and history dating back to Coonamble’s first Catholic Church,  which was built in 1870,  right up to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church which still stands today.

SPORT

On display are images and history of Coonamble’s Rugby League team, the Coonamble Bears, dating from 1940 to 2000.
Many other artefacts are on display throughout the Museum including a kitchen & laundry display from the late 1900’s as well as the original Police stables with a replica of a Cobb & Co coach.

OPENING HOURS:  
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm

If unattended during these days please phone Coonamble Visitor Information Centre (02) 6827 1923 to make an appointment.

ADMISSION:
 $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children 

ADDRESS & PARKING: Aberford St, Coonamble NSW 2829 (access from Skillmans Lane off Castlereagh Street)
PHONE: (02) 6822 2873
EMAIL:
coonamble.museum@coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au