Just over the Blue Mountains,
Portland is an easy destination for a day trip from Sydney
or a weekend getaway.
hard to find artefacts can be found in the old wares
shops and galleries in Portland and the The Glen (Charlie Pinch)
Museum which contains a large collection of Australian
memorabilia worth exploring.
The Glen Museum
The Museum contains a large
collection of Australian memorabilia. Located at "The
Glen" Portland. Tours of this museum can be
arranged by phoning +61 (02) 6355 5046. 301 Cullen Bullen Road
Portland, Australia, 2847
The Glen Museum was founded by The Late Charlie Pinch and his partner The Late Valerie Risby. Over the years Charlie has found and was donated collectables that he and his partner refurbished. And as the years went by the collections has grown. There is a lot of collectables and nic nacs, anything from industrial, gardening, kitchen supplies and electronics, bedroom furniture, hospital equipment and the original Band Hall, musical instruments and trophies from Portland. You can find something as small as a cup to as big as an industrial metal lathe.
Presently The Glen is run and maintained by the relatives of Charlie and Valerie and by committee.
The Glen is a non-profit organisation, at the end of the tour you can feel free to sign our guestbook in the phone booth and there is a donation box next to the guestbook. All donations go to the care and maintenance of the museum and to care for the animals that live there.
Anyone is welcome to go through the museum. If it is just a small group we prefer for you to book at least in a day or two in advance. If it is a big group we prefer four to five days in advance, just so we can make sure that a person or people will be there for you. Buses are welcome. Visit us on Facebook
Circle Southern Cement Works - Bottle Kilns
The Bottle Kilns
are the remnants of the early Cement making process.
They were built in 1888 and were the first cement
making kilns west of the Blue Mountains. The
Bottle Kilns are subject to a preservation order
and are located on the northern edge of the Cement
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Creek Picnic Area
While in Portland,
you can take a leisurely stroll along the Williwa
Creek, enjoy a picnic or simply relax in the quiet
and peaceful surroundings. The Portland Town Common
has 650 acres of natural bushland and picnic areas
and is ideal for bushwalks. In fact, Portland is
one of very few country towns left with a Town