Banjo Paterson...
more than a poet

Welcome to the Banjo Paterson… more than a Poet Exhibition. An exciting presentation dedicated to the life and times of Australia's favourite poet, Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, the exhibition is located at 43 Forbes Street in the small town of Yeoval NSW.

This is the only exhibition in Australia dedicated to the life and times of Banjo who was born on 17 February 1864 near Orange. Banjo went on to grow up on a property near Yeoval, 'Buckinbah Station', where he gathered many of the early memories of bush life that he would go on to immortalise in verse.

Yeoval is a character filled rural service centre on the crossroads between Dubbo, Wellington and Parkes. It is surrounded by rich agricultural land and is known for its production of fine wool, wheat, orchards, canola, vineyards, beef cattle and fat lambs.


More than a Poet

Banjo was a well-known poet and storyteller, but he was also a solicitor, war correspondent, newspaper editor, soldier, journalist, sports commentator, jockey, farmer and adventurer.

Discover the many layers to this legendary Australian character yourself at the exhibition which is open seven days a week from 9am to 3pm thanks to dedicated friendly local volunteers.


More than a museum!

Delve into Banjo’s extraordinary life via first editions, original letters, Paterson memorabilia, books, magazines and exciting items of the period, as well as captivating hands-on items.

 The exhibit is an outstanding presentation of collectables from the city to the bush - all associated with and relating to the legendary Paterson poems and the fascinating era in which he lived.

The ideal place to stop…
Clancy’s Cafe at the exhibition!

Make the exhibition a great regional day-trip destination or the ideal place for a travel stop with the well-known Clancy's Cafe located at the exhibition and serving up the best scones, coffee, milkshakes and ploughman’s lunches in the region. Just read the reviews!!!


What our visitors have to say

“What a find!! We stopped in for a bite to eat and found not only a museum, but most importantly a museum dedicated to my fathers beloved Banjo Paterson. Dad was like a kid in a lolly shop! The amazing Alf is knowledgeable and super friendly. I will be taking dad back to the festival held in February. Oh, to top it all off, the best coffee and burgers we had on our 2 week outback trip. Thanks Alf and Sharon.”


Wonderful history in the museum & the Banjo Burger is recommended. Sharon & Alf so friendly & hospitable. Well worth a visit.”


“Simply, it is an amazing journey into history. Do not miss visiting this fantastic place! The coffee and food is terrific.”


“Wonderful place to visit and a complete hidden treasure if you are into the life and era of Banjo Paterson. Knowledgeable and friendly staff with an unexpectedly delicious menu from the cafe within. Highly recommended!”


“A fascinating display. Really great & lovely friendly staff.”


If you are looking for some awesome, knowledgeable people to work with, these are the guys I highly recommend. Their friendliness and result-driven approach is what I love about them.

John Doe


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more than a poet

43 Forbes Street
Yeoval NSW 2868
Mob: 0427 208 913 | 0458 464 190



9am - 3pm
Open 7 days

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