Carcoar Hospital Museum help

Carcoar Hospital is one of the earliest colonial hospital buildings in Australia and holds a unique and important place in our history. Built to the design of Architect Edward Gell, the foundation stone was laid in 1860 and the building was completed and occupied by August 1861. Funding was by the community, with Government Assistance, and the original cost was £2,400.

There have been alterations and additions to meet the needs of later eras, but the original building remains basically intact and is slowly being returned to its original design.

The Museum houses a unique collection of medical and hospital related items, many of which date back to the earliest days of the building, which provided hospital services until the early 1980's and continued to provide a medical service until 2013.

Contact Details

PO Box 13 Carcoar NSW 2791

6367 3056 or 6367 5068 or 6367 3172 and 0415 790 842

chmuseum@hotmail.com

The Museum and collection are managed and maintained by enthusiastic and knowledgeable local volunteers.

Visitor Information

7 Eulamore Street, Carcoar near Uralba Retirement Village

Australia Day; the last Sunday in April - "Down to Earth Gardening Expo and Plant Fair" in the adjacent Showground; Carcoar Show Day (last Saturday in October); most Thursdays 11-3; on advertised Open Days and by appointment. Please ring or email for information.

Adults $2 Children free

Facilities

Wheelchair access

Parking

Function space

Guided tour

 Toilets

Other Facilities

The village of Carcoar provides accommodation and food services.

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