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The Henry Parkes Centre

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Address: Newell Highway | Henry Parkes Centre, Parkes, New South Wales 2870, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 6862 6000
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Henry Parkes Centre is a one stop shop for all your travel needs and a...

The Henry Parkes Centre is a one stop shop for all your travel needs and a cultural experience all at the one location!

Home to the Parkes Visitor Information Centre and 4 museums including the King's Castle Elvis Exhibit, Parkes Motor Museum, Henry Parkes history museum and Antique Machinery collection.

One admission provides access to all museums.

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Interesting displays

You have to be an Elvis, car, train and or vintage farm machinery enthusiast to enjoy this centre. Very interesting displays and we spent quite a while here.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very helpful. Great museums Pay to go in both of them, especially the antique one, you can spend hours in there.

Thank Pigtrotters
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting presentations about Elvis Presley's life and media coverage from the times. The cars on display were aursome

Thank Marilyn J
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to be an Elvis, car, train and or vintage farm machinery enthusiast to enjoy this centre. Very interesting displays and we spent quite a while here.

Thank tm190168
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed walking around this lovely place. The ladies were very welcoming. Looking at the old cars and machinery was a treat.

Thank maxwellfamily2003
Adelaide, Australia
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134 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Our group of 40 was welcomed warmly, and enjoyed the historical displays, the machinery, cars and a very wide-ranging display of Elvis artifacts. Moat Cottage, a replica of Sir Henry Parkes' birthplace in England, houses an informative film about his life. Well worth a visit!

Thank Jenny M
Logan City, Australia
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140 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We visited this place today.. we were the only visitors there. We went through all the museums.. The Elvis Museum is a wonderful collection of everything Elvis.. I enjoyed the Motor Museum, so every fine examples of days past gone. I even found my first car, 1949 Morris 10. I enjoyed the Museum next door, a walk back to my... More 

Thank barbara s
Parkes, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent display of Elvis memorabilia and vintage cars. The new addition of the Henry Parkes story in Moat Cottage was very well done. Very friendly and helpful people.

Thank joa185
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54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were a little disappointed that we paid $10 entry per person to see Elvis memorabilia and a dozen historic vehicles.We would not have even spent ten minutes in there. A documentary video of Henry Parkes' life in the adjacent replica Moat cottage was the insightful. We then discovered that the Historic Centre next door was not connected with the... More 

Thank JonnGee
Parkes, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great information re Elvis Festival. Did home hosting, as mentioned great information. Was a pleasure to visit the Centre with 'loads' of information available for our four guests!!!

Thank carolanddavidramsay
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Some very interesting Elvis momentous but placement a bit higgily piggily. Car collection very impressive. Also on site is a more pastoral section full of old farming equipment and some old gems Worth a look

Thank mjwgib

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