to the Oxley Museum
Oxley Museum Wellington NSW is run by the
Historical Society. It is situated on the
corner of Warne and
Percy Streets and is open
the following hours:
to Friday 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Other time by
Please note that because of the
outbreak of the Carona virus the
museum will be shutting down
until further notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
For further enquries please
use the email address below:
Group bookings are
Telephone: (02) 6845 2325
Outside museum hours:
(02) 1800 621 614
carry out family research for the
modest fee of $35.
can also carry out your own
research for $5 + $1/photocopy.
can provide you with a price for
a copy of any photograph in
our collection. This will
depend on size and how
PO Box 281
Wellington NSW 2820
are we named Oxley Museum?
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.
on John Oxley