Temora Rural Museum is a beautifully presented showcase of the changing lifestyles of country Australia. Set in carefully tended grounds, the numerous exhibition buildings house diverse collections ranging from fine china and delicate textiles to extensive displays of stationary engines and tractors, all maintained in working order.
Managed by Temora Shire Council and a dedicated group of local volunteers, the past 30 years has seen many features added to the display including a cottage of hardwood slabs that was Sir Donald Bradman’s first home, a one room public school, bush church, country dance hall, printery, flour mill and ambulance station.
The memorabilia of noted boxing promoter, Jimmy Sharman, along with a comprehensive working display of sound technology and a fully furnished pioneer cottage, complement a gallery dedicated to the impressive rock and mineral display created for Temora by the late Athol Stean.
Decades of collecting and restoration have provided the museum with an outstanding collection of tractors, stationary engines and agricultural machinery, many of which are maintained in working order.