Please contact the Museum during open hours for more information of What's On.

Phone (02) 6330 8455

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 4pm

Saturday and Sunday 11am - 2pm

From 18th June – in the Bathurst District Historical Society Museum in the east wing of the Bathurst Court House is a special World War One 1914 – 1908 Nurses Display The war medals of Kelso Nurse Irene Stoddart, who served during WWI, are on display. Twenty-four Bathurst nurses volunteered to help wounded soldiers and who eventually returned home to Bathurst, most to carry on nursing. There are plenty of other significant items on display relating to Bathurst’s history and its successful past over more than 200 years.

Museum and Bookshop Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm and on Saturday & Sunday 11am - 2pm

21st June – (Thursday) Muster – Guest Speaker Phil Hammon will talk on the ‘Forgotten Technologies on Mining Railways’. Phil has a great experience since his father, Harry, and aunt purchased the lease of the Katoomba Colliery Limited. John Britty North, was the original owner who opened up the coal and shale mines at Katoomba in the 1880s with Katoomba Colliery operating the site’s mine since 1928 using the old incline railway. Phil’s father Harry Hammon established Scenic World at Katoomba in 1945. Monthly Musters are held at the Uniting Church Activities Hall (between the church and the 1837 Hall) in William Street, opposite Machattie Park. Musters are open to the public with a 7.30pm start.

24th June and 1st July – Sunday - Old Government Cottage in Stanley Street is open from 12 noon to 4pm. The presentation is laid out as a timeline to allow visitors to more logically see the development of the Bathurst area and how the Europeans crossed the Blue Mountains, how the road was built by Cox, along with aspects of the convict settlement. Whilst the exact date of the building still defies researchers it could be as early as 1826 or 1827 or the 1850s. All scenarios are laid out to see.  A PowerPoint presentation of early Bathurst images have been amalgamated into the exhibit which gives a fascinating insight into the early years of Bathurst after photography developed in the 1870s and later.