Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga

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The Museum of the Riverina is a local history museum in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. The Riverina is the region in south-western New South Wales in which Wagga Wagga is located. The museum was established by Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society in 1967 (Morris, p. 241) in premises near the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens on Lord Baden Powell Drive.In the late 1990s, Wagga Wagga City Council took over the operation of the museum. In 1999 the Historic Council Chambers, on the corner of Baylis and Morrow Streets, were converted into a second site for the museum following the opening of the new Wagga Wagga Civic Centre. The Historic Council Chambers site hosts travelling exhibitions while the Botanic Gardens site is home to the Sporting Hall of Fame and the museum's permanent collection, including a set of figurines from the Tichborne case.The museum provides a regional outreach service to 38 Riverina museums.
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  • August 3, 2017
    This old historical building was the former City council offices and is a free museum and has a lot on offer to see. It is well worth the visit.  more »
  • June 2, 2017
    This was a bit strange and really not worth the effort. The museum is split between two locations a long way apart. Neither is very big and neither have much there. There were a few interesting displa...  more »
  • January 30, 2017
    We stopped in at the Museum of the Riverina in Wagga Wagga, it was free to get in and we do love free. The exhibits change every few months we were told by some lady who we weren’t sure if she worked ...  more »

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