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Weeknights and Weekends in Armidale

New England Conservatorium of Music

Armidale really has something for everyone – whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a pleasure seeker, a winner of trivia or conqueror of mountains, a serious foodie or just a lover of the lazy Sunday brunch at the markets… we have you covered!

Every night across the city our pubs, clubs, wine and craft beer bars host raffles, trivia, pool comps, live music, DJs and special events, all the perfect opportunity to meet our friendly locals!

Check out the below websites for a calendar of local events - there is always something fabulous happening, either in the city or in one of our delightful surrounding towns. We have gathered some ideas to kick-start your adventures and get to know some of our very friendly locals!

Things to do in Armidale and surrounds

Heritage and Culture


Beautifully crafted and creatively edited audio stories focusing on Armidale and surrounds (plus locations throughout NSW and QLD). Download the free app via Google Play and the App Store or at Soundtrails

Heritage Bus Tour

An entertaining 2.5hr guided tour of Armidale’s rich history. There is also a self-guided heritage walk brochure available from the Armidale Visitors Information Centre. 82 Marsh St, Armidale. Bookings: 6770 3888

Helicopter and Warbird Flights

Enjoy a breathtaking birds-eye view of this spectacular region! Fleet Helicopters

New England Regional Art Museum

The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) is home to one of the most significant collections outside a metropolitan area. The gallery features historical, modern, and contemporary Australian art, artist’s studio, regular exhibitions, workshops and live music, gift shop and café. 106 Kentucky Street, Armidale.

Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place

A community-based centre highlighting the diversity of Australian Indigenous arts and culture - includes gallery, café, plus regular exhibitions, and workshops. 96-104 Kentucky St (next to NERAM), Armidale

Armidale Art Gallery

Permanent and changing exhibitions including sculpture, pottery, textiles, and jewelry. 168 Beardy St Mall, Armidale.

University of New England Museum of Antiquities + Natural History Museum

Two fantastic museums with significant, diverse, and fascinating collections. University of New England Elm Ave, Armidale. Location on campus.

New England Collective

Local and regionally made clothing, homewares, and gifts. 172 Beardy St Mall, Armidale.


Armidale Community Markets

Sample produce fresh from local growers. First and third Sunday of every month, Curtis Park, Armidale.

Armidale Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce from around the New England and Coffs Coast regions, plus breakfast, lunch, and live music. Held in the grounds of the beautiful National Trust listed, Edwardian Saumarez Homestead (next to the Armidale Regional Airport).

Second Sunday of every month, 230 Saumarez Road, Armidale.

Markets in the Mall

Quality handmade and handcrafted items.

Last Sunday of every month Beardy St Mall, Armidale.

Music, Theatre and Cinema

New England Conservatorium of Music

Home to both classical and contemporary soloists, groups, and students, with a full calendar of events for the great enjoyment of the community.

Cnr Mossman and Faulkner St, Armidale

Armidale Playhouse

Historic little theatre, home to a calendar of live performances by the Armidale Drama and Musical Society and other groups in the region.

309 Beardy St, Armidale.

Belgrave Twin Cinema

145 Dumaresq St, Armidale. Belgrave Cinema | Facebook

Saumarez Homestead

Beautiful, National Trust-listed, Edwardian property - enjoy a wander around the picturesque heritage gardens and time-capsule, 30-room mansion.

230 Saumarez Road, Armidale

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