Art & Culture

Tamworth Country Music Festival (late January)

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is an annual music festival held in late January and is a celebration of Country Music culture and legacy of the national Australian country music scene, with numerous concerts and live performances at various venues.

The festival continues for two weeks over Australia Day and during this period, the city of Tamworth comes alive, with visitors from across the country and the world over come to join in the celebrations.

The festival is the second biggest country music festival in the world, after Nashville.

The festival is considered among the world’s top ten music festivals. The diversity of country music is limitless during the festival and you will find hundreds of buskers offering a diverse assortment of entertainment each day. If you are planning to visit the Tamworth Country Music Festival, book ahead with us.

Toyota Hats Off To Country

Hats Off To Country is Tamworth’s mid-year country music festival.

The event attracts more than 100 performers playing at over 15 venues over four days. Join the popular Cowboy Crawl that takes you to five venues over five hours.

Australian Country Music Hall of Fame

If you are country music fan then the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame is just for you.

Allow yourself to explore this comprehensive collection that celebrates the history of country music in Australia.

The collection includes personal memorabilia, stage outfits, instruments, and graphics, it also has a theatre that plays short videos. Allow about an hour for the museum section and an hour for the videos.

Tamworth Powerstation Museum

Tamworth was the first town in Australia to receive electric street lights.

Enjoy the exhibits along with a conversation with the guides who have a passion for Tamworth ‘electric history’. The displays and souvenirs from the bygone age are extensive.

This museum shows the phases of electrical technologies used over the years. The original steam engines are on display and are fired up and working on certain days of the week.

Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum

The Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum is a must check out for any bike aficionado.

The museum houses a private collection of over 50 motorcycles in mint condition from the 50’s all the way to the 80’s and they are all immaculately kept. Donations fund the museum. However, there is an awesome gift shop to purchase the little trinkets to remember your visit to this museum.

Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum

This interesting railway building located within the old and historic Werris Creek Railway Station, is a must see.

This functioning railway station is comprehensive and growing as parts of the buildings are reinstated. Several locals and former rail workers, set up this centre. It has a vast array of mementos, photos, and documents, paying homage to this bygone era.

For anyone who likes trains, travel, steam, and history, this visit is necessary. There are video presentations and a small shop retails memorabilia and great DVDs of rail travel within Australia.

Entry is free but a small donation is appreciated to help the ongoing work of enthusiastic volunteers.

Tamworth Regional Gallery

The Tamworth Regional Gallery is ideally located in the heart of Tamworth’s CBD—466 Peel Street—and is close to shops, parking and the new riverside precinct. 

The gallery offers a rotating program of touring exhibitions of national significance, alongside curated exhibitions of regional artists and exhibitions from our permanent collection.

Free parking is located at the rear of the Tamworth Regional Gallery. There are access parking spaces in Peel Street at the front of the gallery. Accessible parking is also available in the car park at the rear of the gallery. Tamworth Regional Gallery is a fully accessible space.