Hillgrove is on Waterfall Way (B78)
These falls are located at the head of the Metz Gorge. They are one of the many waterfalls along Waterfall Way that tumble and cascade off the edge of the New England high country forming the great river systems of northern New South Wales.
Turn south off Waterfall Way, 18 kilometres west of the Wollombombi turnoff (4 kilometres west of the Hillgrove turnoff) and 23 kilometres east of Armidale (3 kilometres east of the Metz Gorge turnoff), onto Old Hillgrove Road. Follow this road for 2 kilometres to the carpark and lookout on the right.
This museum is housed in the old Hillgrove School building, which was established in 1896. It provides an insight into the life of the once prosperous gold mining towns of Hillgrove and Metz. It contains an excellent historic photographic display, mining equipment and rural industries exhibit. While you are there take a stroll through the streets of Hillgrove and discover it’s history at several display signs. The mine itself is now privately owned and is inaccessible to the general public. The museum is normally open Friday - Monday and Public Holidays from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Turn south off Waterfall Way 14 kilometres west of the Wollomombi turnoff and 27 kilometres east of Armidale, onto Stockton Road (signposted to Hillgrove). Follow this road for 5 kilometres to the village of Hillgrove then turn left onto Scouler Street. The museum is 250 metres on the right.