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Arts, Culture and Dining


Armidale and District Historical Society

The Armidale and District Historical Society is a voluntary organisation, dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and heritage of the Armidale district. In addition, the Society also encourages the local community to understand and appreciate the history of the region.

Meetings held at Dumaresq Chambers in Faulkner Street on the third Tuesday of each month (February to October inclusive) commencing at 7.45 pm. 

Armidale is also host to a number of theatre companies: Armidale Playhouse Inc

New England Regional Art Museum

The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) is a living museum of national significance located in Armidale in the heart of the New England North West region of New South Wales. NERAM contributes substantially to the economic, social and cultural fabric of Armidale and is enjoyed by more than 40,000 visitors annually.

NERAM is the custodian of three important collections of Australian art: the Howard Hinton Collection, the Chandler Coventry Collection and the NERAM Collection. Together they offer a comprehensive overview of Australian art history unmatched in regional Australia. These collections include significant works by Australian and international artists such as Streeton, Roberts, Gruner, Preston, Whiteley, Gleeson, Tuckson and Christo, to name just a few.

Cafe opening hours: 7:30am- 4.30 pm 

​New England Art Society

​Established in the late 1990's in Armidale, NEAS was formed to provide a contact point for local visual artists and has grown into a healthy community group with approximately 140 members.

New England Bach Society

The New England Bach Festival presents a biennial festival of baroque music focusing on the work of J S Bach.

​New England Conservatorium of Music

The New England Conservatorium aims to provide quality music tuition and programs to the New England community.

Tuition is available for: pianoforte, strings (violin, viola, cello, and double bass), woodwind (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and saxophone), brass (trumpet, trombone, French horn) and percussion.

The Mini Minstrels program is an Early Childhood Music program for children from 4 months to 8 years of age.

The Choral Training program includes three choirs: Minisingers (K-2), Cantilena Singers (Years 3-6) and New England Singers (Years 7-12).  Workshops and master classes are provided throughout the year.

Armidale Golf Club

Armidale Golf Club is undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in Country New South Wales. Explore the course and check out the club facilities.

The Armidale Golf Club is a wonderful facility located on the western boundary of Armidale. Apart from a magnificent 18 hole golf course, the Club provides a comfortable and friendly atmosphere and invites members and their guests to enjoy the facilities for all occasions.

For golfers, the magnificent course is available for your use and enjoyment.
Competitions are run regularly and social play is available on most days.

​Armidale Bowling Club

Part of the Armidale City Bowling Clubs commitment to fostering and developing bowls in the Armidale community has been the formulation of a Bowls Development Committee.

The committee's role is to develop a strategy that will aid in actively encouraging schools and individuals to participate in the sport of bowls. By increasing participation levels their goal is to secure the longevity of the sport in the local community, as well as, educate the public of the healthy lifestyle and social benefits of the game. 






Whitebull Hotel

117 Marsh Street, Armidale

P: (02) 6772 3833

Azka Restaurant, Wine and Tapas Bar

31 Marsh Street, Armidale

P: (02) 6772 7788

Bistro on Cinders

14 Cinders Lane, Armidale

P: (02) 6772 4273

Fresh @ 110

105 Dangar Street, Armidale

P: (02) 6772 9001

New England Hotel

198 Beardy Street, Armidale

P: (02) 6711 1186


182 Beardy Street, Armidale

P: (02) 6772 0277

Two Goats Café and Baa

85-87 Marsh Street, Armidale 

P: (02) 6771 4052

Wonder Chinese Restaurant

111 Dangar Street, Armidale 

P: (02) 6772 8388

Bua Thong

201a Brown Street, Armidale 

P: (02) 6772 5049