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Things to do around tamworth.
« on: September 02, 2018, 03:40:02 PM »

I have been looking around Tamworth for things to do besides stand around at Moke Central and go on drives in the country.

If you have kids, or can borrow a couple, there is a Marsupial Park and Adventure playground down the back of the hill behind the scenic lookout we visit a few times over the weekend. Entry is via donation.

Nearby is the Tamworth Miniature Railway which unfortunately is running the weekend before but I was thinking if there a bit of interest from enough people I might get in touch with them and perhaps organise a private tour of their facilities and maybe even a run after our other activities.

There is also a free 'Country Music Hall of Fame' which looks like it is in the car park of Hungry Jacks on the edge of the CBD that might also interest people who like both country and western music.

Everytime I go to Tamworth I plan to get to the Motorcycle Museum but somehow never manage it. On the same road as Austin TP just as you are leaving town where the divided road ends, the museum is on the left.

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 11:58:37 AM »
Did the Powerhouse museum back in 2007 some very nice Bikes.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 04:42:54 PM »
Visited the Powerstation Electricity Museum at 216 Peel Street, Tamworth, last time we were there.
If I remember correctly Tamworth was the first city in Australia with electric street lighting.
Spent a couple of hours looking around - They still start up the old steam engine generator if you are lucky enough to be there on the right day.
There is an admission charge, but as it is run by knowledgable volunteers I considered the $7 family admission for 3 of us good value.

Also found the Motorcycle Museum interesting and just down the road from Austin Caravan Ground.