In 2022, the New England Conservatorium of Music and Friends of the Old Teachers’ College will work together to re-imagine the historic Armidale Teacher’s College.

Our plans include:

  • Renovating previously abandoned spaces for community use
  • Commissioning recreations of the Hinton Collection for display throughout our hallways
  • Creating a community music listening and reading room
  • A new museum dedicated to stories of the old teachers’ college
  • Making updates and improvements to the auditorium
  • Creating a new Early Childhood Music Centre
  • Adding a social enterprise café, and
  • Reinstating the original 1930s heritage garden design.

Donations will be collected by the New England Conservatorium of Music, a charitable organisation endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office. All funds raised will be used exclusively for re-imagining the Armidale Teachers’ College.

Receipts will be issued immediately, and donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.


Do you have any excess heritage furniture?

To support our transformation, we are on the hunt for pre-loved furniture items (desks, rugs, tables, armchairs, bookshelves etc.), donated to us from our community.

If you are downsizing, renovating, or just have a beautiful piece that would enjoy a second life here at the College, please contact us as soon as possible!

As a charitable organisation, a recent valuation of your item may also qualify as a tax-deductible gift.