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


6th January – Coins and Banknote Identification Day at Old Government Cottage at 16 Stanley Street is open from 12 noon to 4pm. Alan McRae will be on hand to look at your coins that you have wondered about – what is it, should I give them to the grandchildren, or do I hang onto them. You can bring Australian or world coins and notes. He will give you an idea. Phone 63315404 to book a time. Cost is a $5 donation to the Bathurst District Historical Society. The general public can still look over the old cottage and its historic contents with no appointment necessary. View the 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. The mid-Victorian garden alone is well worth a visit at present.

13th, 20th and 27th January – Sundays - Visit Old Government Cottage at 16 Stanley Street which 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.

21st and 22nd January - Monday & Tuesday – SCHOOL HOLIDAY LAPIDARY WORKSHOP # 2. Presented by the Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables & Lapidary Club Inc. Old Fire Shed – Park Street, Eglinton, Lapidary is the cutting and polishing minerals, gemstones and rock 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), Minimum Age - 7 years old. Cost - $30.00 – includes Junior membership of the Club ($5) and $25 to cover materials etc. Times - Starts 9.00 am – finish approx. 3.00 pm on each day. Bring your own Lunch, with 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Registration and Payment details.

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

 

Have a happy New Year and 2019