Talbot is a rural town 15km south of Maryborough, approx an hour south-west of Bendigo and 130km north-west of Melbourne. Talbot is set in an agricultural hinterland, with patches of State forest and numerous old gold workings around it. Seven roads radiate from the town, but none is more than a main local road. There are public and memorial parks, a golf course, a sports ground, a swimming pool, a museum, and several public halls. Talbot & Clunes obtained bicentennial funds for a heritage study in 1988, leading to a comprehensive inventory of Talbot’s many historical sites and buildings. A museum is in the Primitive Methodist church (1870) in Camp Street. The Talbot walking tour map identifies over 40 sites and buildings. Many of the buildings can be viewed at Talbot’s monthly farmers’ market.