OXLEY MUSEUM


Welcome to the Oxley Museum
Wellington NSW


The Wellington Museum Wellington NSW is run by the
Wellington Historical Society. It is situated on the
corner of Warne and Percy Streets


****please note***

We have changed our name to:

Wellington Museum
in the near future

Yhe current museum
will close on the 31st May.

We will be moving to our new
location: the Old Police Station
but business as usual on
this website



Opening hours:

Tuesday and Wednesday
1:30 to 4:30 pm


Outside museum hours:
Wellington Visitors Information Centre
(02) 1800 621 614


For further enquries please
use the email address below:


oxleymuseum@gmail.com


Cost:

Adult $5.00
Child: $2.00
Family:$12.00

We are not acccept group boolings until further notice


Telephone: (02) 6845 2325
during museum hours

 

We carry out family research for the
modest fee of  $
35.

You can also carry out your own
research for $5 + $1/photocopy.

We can provide you with a price for
a copy of any photograph in
our collection. This will
depend on size and how
many you require.

Please contact:

Family history research
PO Box 281
Wellington NSW 2820





Why are we named Oxley Museum?

The Oxley Museum is situated at Wellington. The Wellington Valley was discovered by John Oxley, surveyor and explorer
in 1816 after passing through very disappointing country. He was very pleased eventually,
to come upon Wellington Valley and on crossing the stream, Oxley proceeded along its bank
until his path was stopped by "a very fine river", the long sought Macquarie, which at this point
equalled in size the Hawkesbury at Windsor and was much larger than the river at Bathurst.

More on John Oxley




















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