Carcoar Hospital is one of the earliest colonial hospital buildings in Australia and holds a unique and important place in our history.
Built to the design of Architect Edward Gell, the foundation stone was laid in 1860 and the building was
completed and occupied by August, 1861. Funding was by community fundraising, with Government assistance. The cost was 2,400 pounds.
The hospital proudly served the community of Carcoar and district for nearly 150 years, and its legacy continues through the work of the Carcoar Hospital Museum and Restoration Committee. There have been alterations and additions to meet the needs of later eras, but the original building remains basically intact and is being slowly returned to Gell’s design.
Open Thursdays between 11am and 3pm
(advisable to check before visiting by phoning 6367 3056 - 0415 790 842)
Watch this space for current and upcoming exhibitions.
You wouldn't want to be on the operating table in 1925. The ABC's Don Sheil takes a peek inside the New South Wales Carcoar Hospital Museum for The Museum of What? Listen to the episode by clicking on the link below.
Click on the link below to find out what visitors are saying about the Hospital Museum
Post -PO Box 13, Carcoar 2791
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