The Museum in the Media


How Tamworth beat the big smoke and became the first city of light

Eleri Mai Harris, based on Professor Genevieve Bell’s Boyer Lectures – October 21, 2017

The first city in Australia to use electric street lights wasn’t Sydney or Melbourne — it was Tamworth. And it all unfolded in a very Aussie kind of way.


Ronald Greer named volunteer of the year

Madeline Lewis – May 12, 2016

This week’s been all about recognising the invaluable contribution made to communities across the country by volunteers.


Leading the ChargeTamworth has been known as the ‘city of lights’ since taking the National lead on electric street lighting.

Prime 7 News – June 15, 2016, 6:39 pm





Powerstation Plan AdoptedPowerstation Plan Adopted

Madeline Lewis – June 15, 2016

A strategic plan has been adopted by council for the Tamworth Power Station Museum.



Host of BouquetsPowerstation volunteers receive host of bouquets

NDL: Jamieson Murphy – 15 Jun 2016, 9 p.m.

TAMWORTH Regional councillors have paid tribute to the “superb” volunteers at the Powerstation Museum in approving a strategic plan to secure its future.



NBN_PSMPowerstation Fires up to Celebrate Heritage

Madeline Lewis – NBN News, April 22 2016

Tamworth is known for its love of country music – however it’s also the first City of Lights in Australia. That’s been highlighted today at the Powerstation Museum, as part of council’s Heritage Festival.



Tamworth powers on

NDL – 25 April 2016

TAMWORTH was once again the City of Light on Friday, as the Powerstation Museum lit up the night with an artwork inspired by the city’s original street lighting plan.




Vintage love resurrects the past

Kelly Fuller, ABC Radio, 7 December 2015

A love of all things vintage has inspired a push to bring a new audience and new life to an important Australian museum.




NDL 21 Jan

Tamworth Powerstation Museum to fire up historic steam engines

NDL – 21 Jan 2016

THINGS are heating up at the Tamworth Powerstation Museum where locals and visitors can see two stationary, historic steam engines all revved-up, with nowhere to go.


PRIME 7 21 Jan 2016Pumping Along

Prime 7 News – 21 Jan 2016

Things heated up in Tamworth today – with two unique steam engines firing up for Country Music revellers. And they’re sending a request loud and clear… But it won’t be over the phone.



City-Of-Light-660x330City of Light Celebrates 127 Years of Street Lights

Madeline Kulk, NBN News, 9 November 2015

Tamworth may be known as Australia’s country music capital, but it’s also the national birthplace of electric street lights. The first light was switched on in 1888 and today the Tamworth community celebrated the 127th anniversary.


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