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The Henry Parkes Centre

Newell Highway | Henry Parkes Centre, Parkes, New South Wales 2870, Australia
+61 2 6862 6000
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A collection of great museums.

Very helpful and happy staff in the visitors' centre will help you make the most of what they have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve W
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Karratha, Australia
Closes at 4 not 5pm

Beware... despite advertising that the centre is open until 5pm, it actually closes at 4pm. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ozzie5melbourne
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Melbourne
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“motor museum” (13 reviews)
“vintage cars” (14 reviews)
“elvis museum” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Newell Highway | Henry Parkes Centre, Parkes, New South Wales 2870, Australia
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+61 2 6862 6000
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"wonderful collection"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very helpful and happy staff in the visitors' centre will help you make the most of what they have to see: Parkes Visitor Information Centre The King's Castle, Elvis Presley Exhibit Parkes Motor Museum Henry Parkes Museum Moat Cottage, a recreation of Henry Parkes family...More

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beware... despite advertising that the centre is open until 5pm, it actually closes at 4pm. The weekend closing times have changed too. No sign out the front. We were able to see the audio visual about Parkes (the man), which has a deal of interesting...More

Thank ozzie5melbourne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was after information for friends coming to the area. The staff were really very helpful. Not a problem to post information to my friends if I needed them to. Heaps of brochures about just about everything you could imagine

Thank karlene1968
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit here after lunch and only paid for the Elvis Museum and the Car museum. At the time, we were the only people there. Wow, How did Parkes get all the Elvis memorabilia? It's a surprise and well worth the visit. Good...More

Thank Jenny S
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

What an amazing collection of everything from by-gone times from domesticity to working on the land. The old school house was especially engaging, as was the restored train carriage and the vast array of machinery. I have never seen so many tractors in a row!...More

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Thank Shapero
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Being Parkes there is a small but interesting Elvis collection and a chronological detail of his career and films. Also withing the display is a large number of vintage cars on permanent display from various local collectors. For car buffs a must see attraction. Located...More

1  Thank homebythelake
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

My wife is an Elvis fan so this is a must, a great mixture of items to see. She said this made the whole trip worth . I enjoyed the Motor Museum part of the tour.

Thank PETER S
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Brilliant centre in one part is the information centre an Elvis museum and a car museum then another part is the Henry Parks Museum. Allow yourself a few hours and take the time to see all 3 as they are worth the visit.

Thank Rod S
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We didn't do the museum or anything we just dropped in to the tourist information desk. The woman was exceptionally helpful, the place is clean and well organised. The toilets were good. I don't normally review TICs but this one is far better than the...More

1  Thank guzzis3
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

what an amazing display of old car and bikes, a good surprise that i wasn't expecting.. don't forget to check out the elvis exhibit .

1  Thank jasonenricaz
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