Folk Museum

The Armidale Folk Museum is conducted by Armidale Regional Council. With origins dating back to 1933, it is one of the oldest regional museums in Australia.

It is housed in the magnificent 1863 Armidale Literary Institute building and contains a vast array of fascinating exhibits, from a box brownie to a buggy.

You can see how Armidale grew from a tiny pastoral village to the Cathedral and University City of today, how our forbears lived and worked over a century ago, and the solemn sacrifice of its citizens at war.

The Armidale Folk Museum is located on the corner of Faulkner and Rusden Street.

Opening hours: 11am - 2pm daily

Please note: The Museum is closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for a two week period from Tuesday 5 October to Thursday 14 October. During this time, the museum will only be open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 11am to 2pm.

Contact: (02) 6770 3836


Other Museums in the region include the Hilgrove Museum and the Armidale Bicentennial Railway Museum.


All three museums are facilitated by Armidale Regional Council and conduct public programs which include: guided excursions, assistance with research, functions and commemorations, as well as answering individual enquiries.