The Country Music Hall of Fame Museum is the public display of
country music memorabilia.
The museum is located at 93 Brisbane Street in Tamworth and is
open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from
10:00 am to 2:00 pm. During the Tamworth January Festival and
the July Hats Off Festival the hours of opening are longer.
This memorabilia consists of costumes, instruments, posters,
records, personal effects etc belonging to the pioneers of
Australian country music and some of the more modern artists.
Focusing on the pioneers of country music in Australia, with
items dating back to 1932, the exhibition changes regularly,
introducing new objects and new displays.
The Australian Country Music Foundation is currently undertaking
two major projects.
The first and most significant is the establishment of the new
Australian Country Music Hall of Fame which will be a purpose
built building to house the ever growing collection, and our
exhibition, archive, resource centre and will have work areas
for conservation and research.
Another significant project we are currently working on is the
Smoky Dawson Archive, Smoky was the patron of the ACMF from its
inception until his death in February 2008.
As a tribute to him and to ensure that his legend lives on, the
Hall of Fame is looking to establish this special archive
dedicated to Smoky and his important contribution to Australian
life. Still remembered by older country music fans is his "Wild
West Club" which was promoted through his nationally successful
radio program in the 1950's and early 1960's. We are asking
former club members, the "Deputy sheriffs" to write to the Hall
of Fame telling us about their club experience.
Items of interest from country music artists are always welcome,
so if you have any items please contact the museum to make
arrangements about either donating or loaning them to the
Click the above links to get more information about the museum
and its activities.