Tamworth Visitor Information Centre at the Big Golden Guitar

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Australia’s Big Golden Guitar is situated on the New England Highway at the Tamworth Visitor Information Centre in New South Wales. The centre is open seven days a week.

The guitar, a symbol of the Country Music Festival and foundation of the Golden Guitar Awards, holds a special place in the heart of Tamworth and country music fans.

The Gallery of Stars’ Wax Museum and the recently unveiled National Guitar Museum are located at the Visitor Information Centre and a must for the Country music fan and music enthusiast.

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

Visitors can relax with food and refreshments in the String n Beans Cafe, browse through a selection local and regional produce or purchase Tamworth branded souvenirs and gifts from the information centre merchandise store.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions & check in requirements apply.
Please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and access to the services.


Cafe Carpark Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Free Wifi Gallery / Museum Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre


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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