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The Henry Parkes Centre

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Address: Newell Highway | Henry Parkes Centre, Parkes, New South Wales 2870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6862 6000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Henry Parkes Centre is a one stop shop for all your travel needs and a...

The Henry Parkes Centre is a one stop shop for all your travel needs and a cultural experience all at the one location!

Home to the Parkes Visitor Information Centre and 4 museums including the King's Castle Elvis Exhibit, Parkes Motor Museum, Henry Parkes history museum and Antique Machinery collection.

One admission provides access to all museums.

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This centre combines a folk museum wia car museum and an Elvis museum.There are numerous sheds to visit which are crammed with tractors and other machinery from the past some of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
kevin d
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place seems to be a mix of everything and I don't know if it works that well. Apart from the usual info you get at any visitors centre, the four 'on one site' museum concept didn't seem to flow in my opinion. The Elvis section was very good but it fell away from there. I'm struggling to see the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This centre combines a folk museum wia car museum and an Elvis museum.There are numerous sheds to visit which are crammed with tractors and other machinery from the past some of which is restored and started up on special occasions.

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Thank kevin d
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

If you put aside the elvis and car museum that you need to pay for this is just a standard visitors centre. Nice people and helpful but some internet promos make this out to be something worth visiting and not sure it was worth the stop. Ok but pretty ordinary. I must confess though I just don't get the Parkes... More 

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Thank Jason A
Moonta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Was only there for information and lacked an inviting feel There was nowhere inside or outside the building for my wife to sit or spend time waiting while I went to the displays Unfortunately it was raining and if there was any type of sitting area I think It would cater better for families

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Thank Barry S
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

After many hours on the road this interesting museum was a great way to stretch the legs and expand the mind. Eclectic mix of exhibits. Vintage cars, Elvis memorabilia, steam powered equipment and many local items. I recommend this as a road stop to break up the hours.

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Thank 2painfull
Bateau Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We had s great time visiting the museum. With 4 museums in one there was lots to see. Interesting memorabilia, great displays, beautiful cars and lots of old machinery.

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Thank Lisa B
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This information centre was fabulous. Three museums, exhibitions and friendly helpful staff There is a fee for the museum entries Great learning experience on the local history of the area

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Thank downinglemur24
Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The Henry Parkes Centre was better than expected. The Centre includes a great Elvis exhibit, vintage cars, local history, and a machinery museum which includes a railway carriage. The Elvis exhibit in particular was interesting. The museums are located in the Visitors Centre and well worth seeing.

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Thank Darghan
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Our group with a range of kids from 4 to 9 thought this was great, the Elvis museum was a fun trip down memory lane with some great exhibits. The cars and machinery a huge hit with the young boys and being able to jump on board the train carriage was a trip down memory lane! Although some more information... More 

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Thank annon251
Yeppoon, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The lady apologised to us as part of the Centre was closed. But we really only wanted to see the Classics Cars and Elvis. We where able to do this and at a much reduced rate. Thank you.

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