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The Armidale Heritage Tour

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by Stacey Canavan-Tonkin (subscribe)
I'm a 31 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
Published June 19th 2014
A free tour of Armidale
Booloominbah House
Armidale is a small country town located in New England, New South Wales. It is situated between Sydney and Brisbane and only has a population of 21,000 residents. When visiting Armidale, a must do is 'The Armidale Heritage Tour', it packs all the must see places into one short bus trip. The tour is hosted by people who have lived in Armidale their whole lives and its best way to learn about the history of the city. It's a free bus tour that goes for approximately two and a half hours. While travelling, the tour is narrated with stories that took place at the stops years before.

The New England Regional Art Museum
The tour starts at 'The Armidale Information Centre' located at 82 Marsh Street Armidale. The tour includes historic places such as The Saumarez Homestead, The Armidale Railway Museum,The New England Regional Art Museum, Booloominbah house and The Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
The New England Regional Art Museum
The Saumarez Homestead is a must see when travelling to Armidale. Guests get to experience 19th-century pastoral life in a virtually unchanged home from the olden days.

Armidale Railway Museum
The Booloominbah House, now part of 'The New England University, was home to the White family. Designed by Horbury Hunt, who was known for building many buildings and houses in Armidale. In 1888 Frederick White, his wife Sarah and their seven children moved to Booloominbah House. The house is now used for The Universities administration, but is welcoming to guests on the tour.

The New England Regional Art Museum, opened Its doors in 1983. It hosts artworks from various artists and is home to 'The Museum of Printing. The gallery houses works by Australian and international artists such as Streeton, Roberts, Gleeson, Christo and many more. The Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place is another stop on the heritage tour, where guests can experience Armidale. It hosts aboriginal art and is a nice place to go for a coffee while guests do some souvenir shopping. 'The Armidale Railway Museum' is a place where you can look at model trains and learn about the Armidale railway. This tour is worth taking two and a half hours out of your day. It's a tour where guests gain knowledge for free. It's a fun day out, where you get to meet new people and experience all Armidale has to offer.
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Why? Tour the town
When: Everyday at 10am, Bookings essental
Phone: (02) 6770 3888
Where: 82 Marsh Street Armidale NSW 2350
Cost: Free
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I love that house! great article
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