Haydon Hall is situated in the 1937 built ‘Commercial Bank of Sydney’ bank building in the historical town of Murrurundi, the crown of the Hunter Valley, on the New England Highway.
Haydon Hall is named after Thomas Haydon who was the original landowner of the area. In 1840 he established on the east side of the Page’s River the village of Haydonton to support the new town of Murrurundi on the western side. The village of Haydonton later merged with Murrurundi in 1913.
The ‘Hall’ is an oblique reference to the bush ranger Ben Hall who spent his early childhood with his parents opposite Haydon Hall. The proportions of the original Banking Chamber also recall visions of a manor hall.
Haydon Hall Art Gallery was established late 2007 to promote and showcase ceramics, paintings, glass and other art works from regional and national artists with special exhibitions held on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
The Gallery with its south facing windows has been designed with specialised lighting and hanging tracks, flexible display modules and simple décor to create the ideal domestic environment for viewing and selecting art.
66 Mayne Street Murrurundi NSW 2338 Phone: 65466969 Open Thursday to Sunday 11am—5pm
Michael Reid at Murrurundi
Situated in the beautiful grounds of historic Bobadil House, the art gallery Michael Reid at Murrurundi strives to showcase the best in contemporary Australian and Aboriginal art. Situated in the thoroughbred, vineyard and coal-belt of the Upper Hunter Valley in the small but significant town of Murrurundi, the gallery is an accessible drive from Moree, Armidale, Tamworth, Scone and Newcastle. Open 11am - 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.