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


17th October – Muster - Andrew Fletcher with “Bathurst’s WW1 Vets - the stories they never told……” Let Andrew share some tales of our veteran’s experiences, some good, some not so good and others downright forgettable. We will hear how our nurses suffered great hardships just to keep nursing the men. We will meet some locals whose war was very short, others who had done it all before, several served in the South African War but did anyone serve in the Soudan? We have heard that the British officers considered our troops to be an undisciplined rabble with no regard for the letter of military law let alone civil law, so let’s hear some of their stories. Come along you might hear something about one of your ancestors. Please note that the Bathurst Hictorical Society Monthly Musters are held at the Uniting Church Activities Hall in William Street, opposite Machattie Park. Musters are open to the public with a 7.30pm start.

19th October – Saturday – Holy Trinity Church Spring Fair – at Parish and Community Centre, 81 Gilmour Street at Kelso. Coffee, cakes and slices, hundreds of garden and other books, White Elephant clothing, craft, bargains for blokes, jewellery, bric-a-brac, plants and seedlings, BBQ, Pick a Blossom, refreshments, Chocolate Wheel and lots more. Come along from 9am to 1pm.

20th and 27th October – 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 has been amalgamated into the 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

2nd November – Saturday – Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables & Lapidary Club Open Day, Displays and Demonstrations at the Clubhouse in the old Eglinton Fire Shed, Park Street, Eglinton from 8am to 2pm. This is a combined project by the Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables and Lapidary Club and the Bead & Wirecraft Guild and will include stamps, coins, bottles, collectables and lapidary displays, and demonstrations of lapidary and jewellery making. There are items for sale or just look at displays.

21st November – MUSTER - “Gallipoli and Beyond” with Alan McRae. View a series of images from the landings on Gallipoli to the desert sands of Egypt, the Sinai and Palestine through several Australian Light Horse trooper’s eyes.” The war in the Middle East presented its own unique problems which had to be solved and some photos will show what happened. Many troopers who arrived from Australia took along their own horse in many cases though they were not told initially they could not bring them home. Please note that the Bathurst Hictorical Society Monthly Musters are held at the Uniting Church Activities Hall in William Street, opposite Machattie Park. Musters are open to the public with a 7.30pm start. Alan McRae, FAIHA, Vice President Bathurst District Historical Society.