Manilla Heritage Museum

197 Manilla Street, MANILLA NSW 2346, Australia
+61 2 6785 1207

MANILLA HERITAGE MUSEUM is situated in Manilla’s main Street 44km northwest of Tamworth in the New England Region of NSW. It is managed by Manilla Historical Society Inc., est.1972.


The facility incorporates the Royce Cottage Collection and the Manilla Community Archives and is housed in the former family home of G.H.Royce, chief engineer for the construction of the iron traffic bridge over the Namoi River (1884-86).

The Museum incorporates a General Reference Room housing family and community histories and items of particular relevance to local culture with several environmental and feature displays set up in the cottage.


Outdoors you'll find the Yarramanbully Schoolhouse (1935-1953) and a Memorial Garden honouring the Chinese contribution to Manilla’s progress. A replica "Platypusary" acknowledges Naturalist Harry Burrell’s contribution to animal science.

Opening Hours

9am - 4pm 7 days per week.

GROUP & SPECIAL PURPOSE VISITS Please contact prior to visiting the Museum, so that MHS Volunteer assistance can be arranged. Manilla Visitor Information Centre is accommodated at the entrance to the Museum with the facility staffed daily by Tourism Manilla Volunteers


MUSEUM Entry / ARCHIVE Access Adults - $4 Concession $3 Children $1 Family - 2 adults & 3+children - $10 Groups 10+ - $3 per person (inc. tour) School Groups - $1.00 per student

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