Gulgong is old gold mining town (and a railway town) and has hung onto enough of its history to make it an interesting spot to visit today.
It is also known at the $10 town because it was used the backdrop for the image of Henry Lawson on the old $10 notes. Like some other towns in NSW they lay claim to Henry Lawson because he lived there briefly as a child. There is a Henry Lawson museum.
And there is a fabulous Gulgong Pioneer museum full of just about every element of mining, farming and domestic history.
Well worth a visit.