Museums & Heritage

Blast Furnace Park

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. Constructed in 1913, the Lithgow Blast Furnace, at its peak,...

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Eskbank House & Museum

Eskbank House & Museum

Eskbank House and Museum is the heart of history, art and culture in Lithgow. Discover the opulent Bracey Furniture Collection. Explore the blacksmith area. View the largest collection of Lithgow...

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The Foundations

The Foundations

With the irresistible lure of so many different activities to enjoy, all in one easily walkable site, The Foundations will be a destination unlike any other. The painted...

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Glen Davis Ruins Tour

Glen Davis Ruins Tour

The Glen Davis Shale Oil Works, located in the Capertee Valley, was one of the largest employers in the area. Producing gasoline, the operation was an important strategic resource during the war era. In its heyday about 2,500 people lived in the township.

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Hartley Historic Site

Hartley Historic Site

Park the carriage and water the horses while you have an ale, unless you are here for Court. At least that was the case in the 1830’s.

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History Avenue

Lithgow was an inevitable town, there were so many reasons for it to exist, and to exist where it is, that it just had to be. So wrote the historian of the Small Arms Factory, Tony Griffiths. But as...

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Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

Started in 1996, the Museum has the most comprehensive and world class display of historic firearms, commercial products and precision metal working machines anywhere in Australia. Renowned...

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Maiyingu Marragu (Blackfellows Hands)

Maiyingu Marragu (Blackfellows Hands)

The Blackfellows Hand Aboriginal Place has Aboriginal rock shelters with painted art, a teaching site and occupation site. Blackfellows Hand Aboriginal Place was an important meeting and educational...

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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...

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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...

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