Arts & Culture

The Manning Valley features a wide variety of arts and cultural attractions to experience, many of which are located in breathtaking hinterland and seaside settings.

From history museums and quaint tea houses featuring local handicrafts, to galleries showcasing award-winning artists, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

For a true touch of culture during your stay, visit the Manning Regional Art Gallery. This small regional gallery is not to be underestimated as they are committed to bringing world class exhibitions to the region, including the Archibald Prize.

Another must-do is treating yourself to a night out at the Manning Entertainment Centre which holds some fabulous shows throughout the year.

Manning Entertainment Centre

The Manning Entertainment Centre presents the best performing arts and entertainment on the Mid North Coast.  We offer first class facilities for the performing arts, from school productions and amateur theatre to artists of national and international acclaim.  The Manning Entertainment Centre is a 505 seat theatre in Taree, New South Wales and serves the residents of the Manning Valley, Great Lakes, Gloucester and Camden Haven regions.

Tickets are available from the Manning Entertainment Centre Box Office between 10am and 1pm Tuesday to Friday, or at Stocklands Forster, Customer Care Desk, or by phone: 6592 5466 (dial option 1 to be transferred to our ticket agency) between 10am and 1pm Tuesday to Friday. ... continue reading.

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Phone:02 6592 5466
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Website:http://mec.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/
Address:33 Manning River Drive, Taree, New South Wales, Australia
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Manning Regional Art Gallery

The Manning Regional Art Gallery provides a range of cultural and artistic experiences to residents of the Manning Valley and visitors to the area.  Our exhibitions are drawn from local artists and national and international collections.  We also support budding artists with our Children’s Education Programs and Artists Skills Development Workshops.  Gallery staff are happy to give free guided tours of the exhibitions, by appointment.  Interested in looking for something interesting, beautiful, quirky or locally crafted?  Explore the Gallery Shop and discover our unique range of gifts, handmade items, cards, and books. You are sure to find something you’ll love.... continue reading.

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Phone:02 6592 5455
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Website:http://manningregionalartgallery.com.au/
Address:12 Macquarie Street, Taree, New South Wales, Australia
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Manning Valley Libraries

Manning Valley Libraries includes five libraries across the Manning Valley at Taree, Wingham, Hallidays Point, Harrington and Old Bar.  Our libraries are the ‘community lounge room’ – so when you visit one of our libraries you can browse for a book or DVD, lounge around in our comfy chairs and read a magazine or use the wi-fi or a computer.  You can enjoy a wide range of regular and school holiday events and workshops.  We have an extensive local history and family history archive of documents, images and printed resources – so why not look up an ancestor while you are visiting.  We also have ‘print from anywhere’ facilities where you can print from your PC or mobile device to a library printer. Our libraries are open weekdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Taree Library is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays.

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Phone:02 6592 5290
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Website:http://libraries.gtcc.nsw.gov.au
Address:242 Victoria Street, Taree, New South Wales, 2430, Australia

Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Museum

Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Museum features displays on the many industries and businesses in the area.  The major display relates to the dairy industry, which was one of the most important industries in the Manning Valley but is now slowly disappearing. People seeking to explore their family history of the lower Manning Valley visit the Cundletown Lower Manning Historical Society. Museum displays and photos show industry and business from…

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Phone:02 6553 9574
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Website:http://www.cundletownhistorical.com
Address:Cundletown Hall, Main Street, Cundletown NSW 2430

Taree Craft Centre

Taree Craft Centre is a community run craft outlet located in a Heritage Listed building.  We display and sell a diverse range of quality items handcrafted by our talented members so it’s an ideal place to look for that perfect gift for any occasion. Pictured is our Cottage Cafe where we serve morning teas and light lunches including quiches, lasagnes, salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, scones, cakes, tea and freshly ground coffee. We also…

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Phone:02 6551 5777
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Website:http://www.tareecraftcentre.com
Address:77 Pulteney Street, Taree, New South Wales, 2430, Australia
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