Mudgee Historical Society

The Colonial Inn Museum is located in the old West End Hotel built in 1856, and licensed as a hotel until 1923. Mudgee is located in the high central tablelands on the Cudgegong River and is the next oldest European settlement west of the Blue Mountains after Bathurst. The museum is a two storey building featuring wrought iron lace and pillars manufactured in a Mudgee iron foundry. Some displays have been developed around the building's early usage (eg the bar, parlour, kitchen and a bedroom). There is also an extensive display of farm machinery and horsedrawn vehicles, and general displays of items from Mudgee's past. Family history research is also available.


Locally sourced domestic items placed in themed display rooms or bays. Farm machinery and tools outside or in themed bay in sheds. Extensive collection of costumed vinyl dolls (Tudor and Edwardian era) made on a 1926 Bebarfald machine by one elderly lady over 30 year. (250+ dolls)