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The Slim Dusty Centre

Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fantastic Celebration of Slim's Life and Achievements

If you are a big wrap on Slim Dusty and want to know the full story, everything is here. They have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
What a memory

This place is well set out. It refracts Slim Dusty's life, marriage and singing career. Well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Belmont, Australia
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“country music”(14 reviews)
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The Slim Dusty Centre, in Slim's hometown of Kempsey, is a multi purpose cultural facility. The Museum exhibition features objects and images from the Kirkpatrick family's own extensive archive, as well as contributions from fans and friends all...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
490 Macleay Valley Way | South Kempsey, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
+61 2 6562 6533
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All reviews great tribute country music his life fitting tribute aussie icon great aussie talented family cafe and gift shop pacific highway early days great display great place to visit well worth the visit gold records nulla nulla golden guitar caravan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a big wrap on Slim Dusty and want to know the full story, everything is here. They have Slim's two appearance's on 'This is your Life' on a permanent loop. They also have films and concerts in one of the rooms running...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is well set out. It refracts Slim Dusty's life, marriage and singing career. Well organised great staff well set out for walking in. Great parking, great cafe, great story of a renowned Aussie icon Slim Dusty.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VickiL83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Kempsey the Slim Dusty Museum is a must see as it is a magnificent museum about a GREAT AUSTRALIAN and his family and all his achievements of him throughout his life time. It is truly worth the entry fee to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rod S
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, Slim is the king of aussie country music, the cafe and gift shop and museum are well set out and a great opportunity to take a break, located just off the freeway on the south side of kempsey

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 439nevilles
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit to appreciate Slim Dusty and Australia in general. Interesting items on display and films shown.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank breichstein
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped at Kempsey for overnight stay in the way to Brisbane. We had some time to spare before we could check into our accommodation so we decided to have a look. Well presented inside and out. A lot of Slim Dusty memorabilia and that of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 5francesm
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Amazing to say the least! The centre is a must see, and the volunteers are lovely! Definately exceeded my expectations, as I have been wanting to go since I heard it was being built!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank clare1998
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We have been keen to attend this long-awaited facility. What a great tribute to a great Australian. Country music fans and those keen on Australian history need to visit. Plenty to keep you occupied for several hours. Facility new, with good parking and grounds. Caravans...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Colinoskapee
Reviewed October 12, 2018

The Slim Dusty Centre. What a great place to visit to relive days gone by. What a great Aussie Slim was, and this Centre is a fitting tribute to this true Aussie bloke, and a top entertainer. It is so good to see all of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nodswollef
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Enjoyed the entire experience being able to learn facts about Slim Dusty and his family that I hadn’t known before. The experience also enlighten our children about how Slim Dusty’s music career came about.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amanda M
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David H
May 1, 2017|
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February 20, 2017|
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Response from singscrap_10 | Reviewed this property |
You might look up places around Newcastle, which is about 2 and a bit hours from Sydney. Another option if you like wineries could be to stop at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley and is a lovely place to explore. I'm not sure... More
judy d
October 15, 2016|
Response from coralhill | Reviewed this property |
Just head north on the Pacific Highway until you reach the Kempsey exit which takes you along the Macleay Valley Way into Kempsey. You pass the Slim Dusty Centre along the way. You can't miss it.