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Peppin Heritage Centre  

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The Peppin Heritage Centre, which incorporates the Deniliquin Visitor Information Centre, is a great first port of call when visiting the region. Originally Deniliquin's first public school, the building is named after the Peppin family who operated a sheep station at Wanganella, just outside of Deniliquin.

The museum is dedicated to the Peppin family who in the 1800s developed a Merino sheep that could withstand and thrive in the harsh Australian conditions. Today the Peppin bloodline forms the foundation of more than 90% of the nation's flock.

The Centre houses:

Deniliquin Visitor Information Centre

Speak to our friendly staff and use their extensive knowledge of the region to plan your stay. Pick up brochures for local attractions and surrounding areas, purchase merchandise, or hire a bike to explore the town. Groups can also access our free Peppin Heritage Centre guided tour or city tour services. If visiting outside of opening hours, the Centre also provides a 24/7 Datatrax information unit where you can obtain a range of tourism information at your convenience.


The Museum contains the following permanent exhibits which are free to visit:

  • Peppin Merino Story
  • Lawson Syphons
  • 'Struggle for Water', which details the difficulties encountered by early settlers in their search for water and a brief mention of the Chinese contribution to the area
  • 'Squatters, Surveyors & Selectors – Settlements along the Edward River', which covers the history of the stations on both sides of the river
  • Wanganella Goal and the Headless Horseman, which is a one room weatherboard building that served as a lock up and now houses a display about Deniliquin Goal and the Headless Horseman story
  • Warriston Ram Shed, which is a reconstruction of a typical ram shed that was used in the area from the 1860s to the 1920s.

Upcoming Exhibitions at the Peppin Heritage Centre

There's a War on - 22 August to 19 October 2012
Tells the story of those who stayed behind to run the country.
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Aspire Me - 22 October to 2 November 2012
Local artists displaying their local talents

Josephine Duffy - 5 November to 29 November 2012
Exhibition by local artists

Deniliquin High School Year 12 Exhibition - 3 to 16 December 2012

Deniliquin Collectors - 17 December 2012 to 31 January 2013
Discover those old world toys like pedal cars and trikes and much more as you view collections from residents of Deniliquin and surrounds.

Australian Bushrangers - 1 to 28 February 2013
Re-live the story of those bushrangers from our past.

Deniliquin Camera Club - 1 to 31 March 2013

Address: George Street Deniliquin
Your Hosts:
Phone: 1800 650 777
Email: info@denitourism.com.au
Website: www.denitourism.com.au