The Cottage Museum is housed in a simple 1890s weatherboard home built for local blacksmith,
James Nash. The house was saved from demolition by RDHS and moved from its original site at
the Rylstone Showground to its present position in the Bridge View Inn Precinct in 1984.
The museum displays focus on domestic and rural life. They include costume, rustic furniture,
kitchen and small farming tools, schooling and musical instruments.
Also on display are photographs of local pioneers, the town and district encompassed by the old
Rylstone Shire boundary.
Volunteers are needed to open the Cottage Museum on Sundays. Training is available.