Great Cobar Heritage Centre

Great Cobar Heritage Centre & Cobar Visitor Information Centre, Barrier Highway, Cobar NSW, Australia

Great Cobar Heritage Centre began as the administration office for the Great Cobar Copper Mine. Nowadays, the building is used to display Cobar’s incredible history around the mining operation.

The building has been transformed into many different dwellings, once flats, and then a boarding house right up until it became a museum. Cobar is Australia’s leading copper producing town, and so the Great Cobar Heritage Centre tells its story of how the mines began and the impact they left on the town.

Exhibitions are continually updated showcasing the history of mining with themes around business, education and changing lifeways. Other displays include the 1926 Pontiac, Far West Children’s health scheme and many other interactive mine displays available for you to explore.

The building is made up of dramatic red brick and sits in the east of the town. It also provides visitors with an information centre too. Stories from Australia’s Indigenous perspective are told as well as that of pastoral industries and mines. Visit the Great Cobar Heritage Centre for great insight on the town’s rich history.


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Great Cobar Heritage Centre & Cobar Visitor Information Centre, Barrier Highway, Cobar NSW, Australia