Attractions

The authentic buildings of the village have been collected from Inverell and surrounding districts and represent the lifestyle and pioneering spirit of our forebears. 

Paddy's Pub

Paddy's Pub

Wander through the grounds to discover the Grove Homestead dating back to 1840, it was originally located in Tingha during the height of the early tin mining days. It is the oldest building in the village and depicts the early settlers homes. 

Venture through the Goonoowigall School established in 1887, and learn about the education system from that period. 

Featured outside the school is the Elsmore Sunday School old ships bell used for calling the commencement of Sunday school. 

One of the highlights of the village is Paddy’s Pub built in 1874 and previously located at Stanborough. In the Pub’s prime many a traveller would pass through it's doors on their journey, which provided accommodation and refreshments for all that passed. 

As you enter the Rob Roy Hall feel yourself become immersed in history with the George P Devine Photography Collection featuring captured images, together with an extensive photography equipment display collected over 100 years. 

Inverell has long been known as an agricultural centre and the Pioneer Village has a collection of machinery that demonstrates the advances that have been made over the last century. Within the Machinery display, a rare Waterous Steam Engine and Grain Saver Thresher from the 1930’s is a feature not to be missed. 

Also on the grounds the RSL Sub-Branch established a War Museum in recognition of all those men and women from our local district who served and are still serving their country. 

The War Museum at the village also features various weapons including torpedoes, which were used during the various conflicts that Australians were involved in and various flags including a Japanese flag captured in New Guinea. 

With Inverell’s rich Sapphire history why not try fossicking first hand for the famous Inverell Blue  Sapphires at the wash pond, or just kick back and relax in the shade with an ice cream or cool drink from the village store.

Showcasing the proud heritage of Inverell and the district’s development from our pioneering forefathers. All of the buildings on the premises are from the Inverell district and have been relocated and restored to their prior glory.