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Museums & Heritage

Blast Furnace Park

The remnants of the Blast Furnace stand tall reminding us that Lithgow was the birthplace of the Australian iron and steel industry.

Eskbank House & Museum

Set within a historic estate, the museum aims to collect, preserve and interpret the histories associated with the early development of the region.

The Foundations

A combination of industrial heritage and picturesque natural beauty, the Foundations Portland is a unique regional destination.

Glen Davis Ruins Tour

Vertical sandstone cliffs stand guard as you explore the crumbling, vegetation-covered Glen Davis Shale Oil Works structures.

Hartley Historic Site

A heritage-listed 19th century village, Hartley has one of the finest collections of historic buildings in Australia, including its 1837 courthouse.

History Avenue

’Industrious Lithgow’ is acknowledged in the sites marked by Lithgow History Avenue, best appreciated by viewing the artwork up close

Lithgow City Heritage Walk

Stroll through the Main Street of Lithgow and view the many historic buildings making up the streetscape., including the "Lithgow Flash" sculpture.

Lithgow Family History Society

Lithgow & District Family History Society provides a resource library and facilities for people researching their family history.

Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

The most comprehensive and world class display of historic firearms and precision metal working machines anywhere in Australia.

Maiyingu Marragu

Blackfellows Hand Aboriginal Place was an important meeting and educational place and holds special meaning for Wiradjuri people.

Mingaan Lithgow

Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal community controlled non for-profit organisation located in Lithgow.

Mount Victoria Museum

The museum is housed in sixteen rooms of the 1868 sandstone railway station displaying artefacts from Australia and beyond.

Newnes Ruins

Newnes was once a thriving oil shale works and town – now only ruins are left, slowly being reclaimed by the gum forest.

State Mine Heritage Park

Lithgow State Mine’s newest attraction is a spectravision presentation which tells the story of the dangers faced by miners in their everyday work.

Zig Zag Railway

Lithgow‘s most popular tourism attraction. For bookings or more information on our status, visit our website or join us on Facebook.

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