Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo
The WPCC in Dubbo, NSW, is ideal for school excursions or tour groups. The centre has a fulltime education officer who can assist you with your eductional needs.
The regional museum is devoted to the people and places of Dubbo through time and features a White Box tree installed in the centre of the space.
The WPCC prides itself on offering educational opportunities across a range of subjects and levels. Whether students are investigating their family tree or wanting to see the latest in contemporary art, the WPCC has resources to help. Students and teachers can also design their own visit and tailor session to suit their individual schools needs. Visits can also include 1.5 hour art lessons for $12 per head.
Dubbo Regional Gallery features 706m² of exhibition space incorporating four galleries and a space devoted to the moving image. The main space is devoted to large touring and in-house curated exhibitions, a Project Space for smaller touring exhibitions and solo shows, the Regional Art Space devoted to regional artists and a permanent Children’s Gallery.
The museum features exhibits focused on Dubbo’s history and include displays of Aboriginal artefacts, timelines of Dubbo’s mainstreets, an old fashioned 1950s classroom which apart from being beautifully put together with period furnishings, can be used to host lessons. Old style handwriting and a Past and Present/Now and Then focus, ticks a lot of boxes for the new primary curriculum and is a wonderful nostalgic experience for those who lived through this era.
General admission to the WPCC is free. WPCC has a car park on the left hand side of the building with disabled access to the front and rear of the building.