Newnes

Newnes

Newnes was once a thriving oil shale works and town. At its peak approximately 2,000 people lived there – now only ruins are left, slowly being reclaimed by the gum forest. Interpretive signs tell the story of this once thriving industry and the workers who called Newnes home.

 

 

Newnes

State Mine Heritage Park

State Mine Heritage Park

The poppet head towers above the first State Government owned coal mine, signifying the struggle to bring the black gold to the surface. The museums collection of memorabilia and artefacts depict working life in Australia’s coal mines.

Lithgow State Mine’s newest attraction is the spectravision presentation called “Fire in the Mine” and is the latest amazing exhibition at the Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park.

Listen to Marion Curry tell her moving story of the dangers faced by miners in their everyday work. The exhibition utilizes the spectravision technique to project a moving image into the display, an experience that needs to be seen to be believed.
Open 12.00pm-4.00pm Saturday and Sunday
Group tours at any time by appointment.

Contact Details

AddressState Mine Gully Rd, Lithgow NSW 2790
Phone02  6353 1513
Emailstatemin@lisp.com.au
Websitewww.statemine.org.au/

 

 

State Mine Heritage Park

Small Arms Factory Museum

Small Arms Factory Museum

In 1912, the Government built the Small Arms Factory in Lithgow to produce weapons and small arms. The factory was the first modern manufacturing facility in Australia. The Museum presents a visual journey into the social and engineering history of this renowned facility.
Open Tues – Thurs 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, Weekends, public & school holidays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Groups by appointment.

Contact Details

Address: Methven St , Lithgow, 2km west of Lithgow PO
Phone: (02) 6351 4452
Website: www.lithgowsafmuseum.org.au
Email: lithgowsafmuseum@ozemail.com.au

 

 

Small Arms Factory Museum