The Big Golden Guitar

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Tamworth Visitor Information Centre at the Big Golden Guitar is situated on the New England Highway on the southern entrance to Tamworth, New South Wales. Open seven days a week, the friendly staff are available to assist in creating the perfect visitor itinerary and booking your accommodation along with providing recommendations on dining, attractions and experiences while you’re in the Tamworth region.

The Big Golden Guitar is a replica of the famous Golden Guitar Award and a symbol of the world-renowned annual country music festival.

The Country Music Wax Museum and the National Guitar Museum are located inside Centre and are must-visit destinations for the Country music fan and music enthusiasts.

The National Guitar Museum features more than 45 guitars autographed by Australian and International country music icons. They include Smoky Dawson’s original riffle guitar from the 1950s, Brian May’s (Queen) travelling guitar, Tommy Emmanuel’s first Maton guitar, a signed Washburton guitar from KISS’ Paul Stanley and two customised guitars belonging to Slim Dusty.

Visitors can relax with food and refreshments in the Golden Guitar Cafe, browse through a selection local and regional produce or purchase Tamworth region branded souvenirs and gifts from the information Centre merchandise store.


Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Gallery / Museum Lawn / Gardens Non Smoking Parents Room Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi



Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre


COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation


Free Entry

Trading Times

Check In: 9:00 am
Check Out: 5:00 pm

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