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Forbes Visitor Information Centre
..4km South of Forbes on the North Western side of the Newell Highway
Forbes Visitor Information Centre
Forbes Visitor Information Centre
Railway Station, Union Street
Forbes NSW

Phone: (02) 6852 4155
Email: forbes@forbes.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.forbes.nsw.gov.au
Open Daily 9am – 5pm
*excludes Christmas Day & Good Friday

Tourist information on Forbes Available.
Browse through the historic railway station and view the quality art works and handicrafts exibited by local artists at the Forbes Visitor Information Centre

Tourist Information brochures available here.
Forbes Art Gallery
2 Sherriff Street, ForbesPhone: (02) 6851 2600
Stocking investment and fine art, sculpture, artifacts and rare antique items, with a large variety of contemporary and Aboriginal art.
More information here - Forbes Art Gallery website
Forbes Arts & Crafts
Handicraft Centre & Art Gallery
83 Lachlan Street, Forbes    Phone: 6851 4591
Open 7 days from - 
9am to 5pm (Mon to Sat)
10:30am to 4pm (Sun)
Handicraft, cooking, art, souvenirs, (mothers' room).
Public toilets with disabled access. 
Forbes General Cemetery
Churchill Street, Forbes
An insight into Forbes' past.
Among the graves you will find the bushranger Ben Hall, Ned Kelly's sister Kate Foster, and French author Paul Wenz.
The headstones tell the stories of pioneers born in other lands, people of vision and resourcefulness. 
Forbes & District Historical Museum
11 Cross Street, Forbes NSW 2871 Phone: (02) 6851 6600
Open 2pm – 4pm - other times by arrangement
The museum offers relics from the bushranging days of Ben Hall and a new Ben Hall exhibition - The Myths Behind the Legend.  Other items include a vintage kitchen, antique farm machinery and displays of Aboriginal artefacts as well as a comprehensive photographic section.
The museum is housed in 'Osborne Hall' which was the dance hall of the old Osborne Hotel built circa 1878.
More information here - Forbes Historical Museum website
Ben Hall Statue and display at the Forbes Visitor Information Centre
More Ben Hall information here..
Forbes Historical Museum
Forbes General Cemetery
An RV Friendly Town Forbes offers a range of amenities, caravan parks and rest areas making it a perfect destination for the mobile traveler.

Parking in Forbes:
Town centre parking is available for wide and long vehicles on Lawler Street, which runs parallel to the shopping hub of Rankin Street.

Rest Area:
A short term rest area is available on the banks of Lake Forbes on Junction Street and is provided for use by self-contained recreational vehicles.

Services:
Forbes offers all the services you may need from automotive to banking and quality medical care, ensuring you’ll have a safe and comfortable stay.

Swimming
Forbes Olympic Pool, Corner of Lawler and Johnson Street Forbes.  Open Daily: Mon – Fri from 6:30am Sat/Sun from 10:30am

Dump Locations:
A free dump point is available at Forbes Shire Council’s sewer treatment works, located off the Newell Highway heading south from the CBD. Look for the sign near the service station. For more information please call Forbes Shire Council on (02) 6850 2300. 
Forbes Art Gallery
General Information:
Abundant in history, Forbes has long been known for its historic buildings
Lake Forbes - parklands, cycleway, walkway centre of Forbes Central West NSW
Explore the multiple State Forests & National Parks in & around the Forbes region
Ben Hall Festival October Long Weekend Forbes - live entertainment, music and performance.
Forbes Camel Races - an annual event on Good Fridays.
Forbes Library
Forbes Public Library 
Victoria Lane,
Forbes NSW 2871 
ph: (02) 6852 1463
Forbes Public Library
Forbes NSW is one of 18 regions in the HIGHWAY WEST, family of NSW Town websites.
Visit the 18 regions in the Highway West, Central West, Central Tablelands and Blue Mountains NSW, family of web sites.