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


15th November – (Thursday) Muster – Sue Jones – will enthral us with “A Fresh Look at Works in the Bathurst District Historical Society Museum’s art collection”.  Sue delves into the stories behind some of the artworks and artists in the museum’s collection.  The talk will give you a deeper insight into some of the interesting works you might not have paid much attention to in the past. The talk will give you a deeper insight into some of the interesting works you might not have paid much attention to in the past.  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.

Just to report the Bathurst Historical Museum & Bookshop Facebook page has been live for two weeks. Statistics for the first week were - Posts on the page reached 3,500 people, 580 people actually engaged with a post or the page and 87 people did a LIKE/follow the page. Please share the page to your friends and contacts, and also email your contacts with the internet address, asking them to LIKE the page ... https://www.facebook.com/BathurstHistory

18th November – Open Sunday and every Sunday until Christmas - Old Government Cottage at 16 Stanley Street is open from 12 noon to 4pm. A PowerPoint presentation of early Bathurst images have been amalgamated into this photo exhibit which gives a fascinating insight into the early years of Bathurst after photography developed in the 1870s and later.   A timeline photo presentation is laid out to allow visitors to more logically see the development of Bathurst and surrounding 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 1825 or 1827 or the 1850s. All scenarios are laid out to see. The mid-Victorian garden alone is well worth a visit at present.

January 2019 SCHOOL HOLIDAY LAPIDARY WORKSHOPS - presented by the Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables & lapidary Club Inc. Old Fire Shed in Park Street in Eglinton. Lapidary is the cutting and polishing of minerals, gemstones and rocks to be used for jewellery or display. Learn the skills of cutting and polishing minerals and rocks in a 2-Day workshop; with the possibility to set polished stones - all materials and instruction provided.

Venue: Old Fire Shed – Park Street, Eglinton (next to Tennis Courts)

Dates: Workshop #1 Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January, 2019. A second workshop – (Workshop #2 Thursday 24th and Friday 25th January, 2019, may be held if numbers registering require it.)

Minimum Age: 7 years old.  Cost: $30.00 – includes Junior membership of the Club ($5) and $25 to cover materials etc.  Times:  Start 9.00 am – Finish approx. 3.00 pm on each day.

Bring your own Lunch; Morning tea provided; Wear enclosed shoes (joggers). Numbers limited (6 per Workshop) for safety reasons, so get your name down early!  Pre-payment required for registration to be confirmed.

CONTACT: Paul Martensz 6332 1017 or 0427 896 945 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Registration and Payment details