Cultural facilities

Our cultural facilities are open to the public and offer diverse activities and services to our community.

  1. Marthaville Arts and Cultural Centre
  2. Wollombi Cultural Centre
  3. Richmond Main Heritage Site 

These facilities have access measures that aim to reduce barriers and increase participation for people with disability. Discover the the provisions in place at our cultural facilities on the Cultural Facilities and Access page.

1. Marthaville Arts and Cultural Centre

200 Wollombi Road, Cessnock NSW 2325
Open from 10am Friday and Saturday (other days by appointment only).

An extensive range of local creations are on display and for sale at the Centre. Marthaville is also available for hire and is the ideal space to host community activities, exhibitions, celebrations and meetings. 

Main Program Room

Marthaville’s Main Program Room can be used as a function space, large meeting room or for activities and training. The room accommodates up to 40 people, is air conditioned and has good access to the kitchen and gardens.

Image of Marthaville main program room with table and chairs

Studio Room

The Studio room, located at the rear of the cottage, can be used as a small studio, meeting room or consultation space and can accommodate up to 8 people. The space is air conditioned and has access to a kitchenette and bathroom. 

Image of Marthaville studio space

The grounds

The grounds at Marthaville are also available to hire for events, weddings, markets and community celebrations. The grounds can accommodate up to 300 people and have a gazebo and outdoor amenities block. 

Image of Marthaville gazebo

Image of the gardens at Marthaville

Access the floor plan(PDF, 228KB) or view the room hire fees in Council's Fees & Charges document. For enquiries and bookings please contact the Marthaville Management Committee on 0403 161 511.

2. Wollombi Cultural Centre

2892 Wollombi Road, Wollombi NSW 2325

The Centre supports all kinds of artistic and cultural expression within the Wollombi Valley Communities and is available for hire for exhibitions or any other cultural or arts related functions.

For enquiries and bookings, please visit the Wollombi Valley Arts Council website or contact them via email at

3. Richmond Main Heritage Site 

262 Leggett's Drive, Richmond Vale NSW 2323
Open from 9.30am on the first three Sundays of each month and and every school holiday Sunday.

The site formerly know as the Richmond Main Colliery is now home to the Richmond Main Museum and presents outdoor mining artefacts, former colliery buildings, restored locomotives and heritage railway.

The Richmond Main Colliery is a state heritage item recognised for being one of the best equipped and productive collieries for its time. The colliery commenced operations in 1912 and closed 1967 with the Power House later closing in 1976 and Council taking ownership the same year. 

The Richmond Main Heritage Site is proudly operated by the Richmond Vale Co-operative Society Ltd. Regular community open days and events are hosted by the Society throughout the year.

For more information, visit the Richmond Vale Railway Museum website.