The Gulgong Holtermann Museum is a contemporary museum housed in two beautifully restored 1870s Gulgong gold rush buildings. These two buildings along with many others were photographed in 1872 and are now part of the Holtermann Collection of photographs which are United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listed.

Navigate through the Museum to be introduced to the fascinating world of wet plate photography. Imagine the process of capturing a moment in time on a glass plate coated with light-sensitive chemicals. Each photograph is a precious artifact, preserving a slice of history for future generations.

Our well-informed team of volunteers are available to direct you through the Museum to explore this interesting era with the use of touchscreens, interactive activities, or a narrated street trail.

The Gulgong Holtermann Museum has worked with the State Library of NSW to have this digitised collection on permanent display for visitors to become immersed in the photographic history of Sydney, Melbourne, Gulgong, and its surrounding areas.

Ask about our Printing Kit to create your own miniature Holtermann photographs at the Museum or at home. This is a no mess, fun activity for all ages

Groups and School groups are welcome. School and programs are available on request Please via our website contact form.

This Museum is a must when visiting the Mudgee region.


  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Interactive Centre


  • COVID Safe


  • Australian Museums and Galleries Association
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • NSW - Mudgee Region Tourism
  • Free Wifi
  • Art & Culture
  • Family
  • History & Heritage


  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
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123 - 125 Mayne Street, Gulgong, 2852, Australia,
Gulgong, 2852
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