Our Museums are temporarily closed until further notice.

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Welcome to Museums Bathurst – a diverse group of local Museums operated by Bathurst Regional Council, each offering very different experiences that complement a broad range of other cultural attractions that Bathurst has to offer.

Explore unique and extraordinary collections through tours, learning programs, and continually evolving exhibitions and events.

See natural history at its most stunning, and track the evolution of our planet at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. The Somerville Collection in the Mineral Gallery and the Chapman Collection in the temporary exhibition gallery, currently on loan from the Australian Museum, come from mine sites around the world making them historically significant and irreplaceable heritage items. They show a large diversity of minerals from world-wide deposits and are of exceptional crystal perfection.

Celebrate the speed, sound and excitement of Australian Motor Sport and get up close to an ever-changing line-up of more than 100 racing cars and motorbikes at the National Motor Racing Museum right alongside the iconic Mount Panorama race circuit.

Explore the stories of the railway and its impact on the local region at the Bathurst Rail Museum. Be amazed by the largest publicly displayed HO scale model railway in Australia. Learn about the opportunities the railway provided for trade, transport and employment, as well as the new social and cultural scene that flourished in Bathurst.

Step into the home of former Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth. The Chifley Home and Education Centre is a 1940’s time capsule that embodies the modest values of a Labor man, well loved leader, and Bathurst local. While it reflects the frugal living necessary during the nation’s post-war recovery, the house remains full of Mr and Mrs Chifley’s charm, warmth and numerous stories. Chifley Home is temporarily closed from 21 March 2020.

The Central Tablelands Collections Facility is under construction. It will safeguard valuable and fragile collections, archives and other significant cultural items under the care of Bathurst Regional Council. It will offer collection management services and training in the storage, cataloguing, conservation and curatorship of artefacts.

 

MUSEUM UPDATE

Council responds to COVID-19 restrictions

Bathurst Regional Council has taken immediate action to respond to the raft of changes announced by the State and Federal Government in response to COVID-19.

As of 12 noon Monday 23 March Council has closed:

  • Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum
  • Chifley Home
  • Bathurst Rail Museum
  • National Motor Racing Museum

For more information click here

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Locations

400 Panorama Ave, Mount Panorama, Bathurst NSW 2795
Phone: (02) 6332 1872

contact us via email here

Closed

HOURS

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

The Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

Museum is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

During major Mount Panorama race events, due to road closures, the National Motor Racing Museum is accessible to event ticket holders only.

Admission

Adults $15.00
Concession $10.00
Children (School Age) $7.00
Family $35.00
OPEN FOR DETAILED DISCOUNT INFO

Family consists of two adults and children within that family.

Council reserves the right to charge a separate fee for entry to the temporary exhibition space and modify entry fee for public programmes or special events.

Companion Cards are accepted with free entry to Carer.

Group Entry Fees (to qualify, groups must consist of 10 or more individuals) and must book prior to arrival.

Group Discounts per person on normal fee $2.00.

Schools – Guided per person (includes preschool guided tours) $7.00.

Drivers, Teachers, Guides and Preschool Children (general admission) Free.

Book your entry tickets, Museum Passes, membership or event tickets online here or at the door.

224 Howick St, Bathurst NSW 2795
Phone: (02) 6331 5511

contact us via email here

Closed

HOURS

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

The Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

The Museum is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Admission

Adults $15.00
Concession $10.00
Children (School Age) $7.00
Family $35.00
OPEN FOR DETAILED DISCOUNT INFO

Family consists of two adults and children within that family.

Council reserves the right to charge a separate fee for entry to the temporary exhibition space and modify entry fee for public programs or special events.

Companion Cards are accepted with free entry to Carer.

Group Entry Fees (to qualify, groups must consist of 10 or more individuals) and must book prior to arrival.

Group Discounts per person on normal fee $ 2.00.

Schools – Guided per person (includes preschool guided tours) $7.00.

Drivers, Teachers, Guides and Preschool Children (general admission) Free.

Book your entry tickets, Museum Passes, membership or event tickets online here or at the door.

10 Busby St, South Bathurst NSW 2795
Phone: (02) 6338 2850
contact us via email here

Closed

NEW OPEN HOURS

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

The Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

Please contact 02 6338 2850

Visitor numbers are limited. Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

The Museum is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Admission

Adults $15.00
Concession $10.00
Children (School Age) $7.00
Family $35.00
OPEN FOR DETAILED DISCOUNT INFO

Family consists of two adults and children within that family.

Council reserves the right to charge a separate fee for entry to the temporary exhibition space and modify entry fee for public programs or special events.

Companion Cards are accepted with free entry to Carer.

Group Entry Fees (to qualify, groups must consist of 10 or more individuals) and must book prior to arrival.

Group Discounts per person on normal fee $2.00.

Schools – Guided per person (includes preschool guided tours) $7.00.

Drivers, Teachers, Guides and Preschool Children (general admission) Free.

Book your tour, or buy your Museum Passes, membership or event tickets here.

126 Havannah St, Bathurst NSW 2795
Phone: (02) 6338 2850

contact us via email here

Closed

HOURS

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

The Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

The Museum is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Admission

Adults $15.00
Concession $10.00
Children (School Age) $7.00
Family $35.00
OPEN FOR DETAILED DISCOUNT INFO

Family consists of two adults and children within that family.

Council reserves the right to charge a separate fee for entry to the temporary exhibition space and modify entry fee for public programs or special events.

Companion Cards are accepted with free entry to Carer.

Group Entry Fees (to qualify, groups must consist of 10 or more individuals) and must book prior to arrival.

Group Discounts per person on normal fee $ 2.00.

Schools – Self guided per person $5.00.

Schools – Guided per person (includes preschool guided tours) $7.00.

Drivers, Teachers, Guides and Preschool Children (general admission) Free.

Book your entry tickets, Museum Passes, membership or event tickets online here or at the door.

Museums Bathurst
2 Week Pass
(All Museums)

This pass covers single entry to each of the following museums:

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
Bathurst Rail Museum
Chifley Home and Education Centre
National Motor Racing Museum

The pass is valid for two weeks (14 days) from the date of the entry to the first museum. The pass expires 12 months after purchase.

Includes a 10% discount on retail items purchased at each of the museum retail outlets (excluding café).

 

Adult $45.00
Concession $30.00
Family $105.00
Child $21.00
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Museums Bathurst
Annual Membership
(Single Museum)

This pass provides annual entry to one of the four museums; including 10% discount on retail items (excluding café), 10% discount on special events and activities and a 10% discount entry for visiting friend and relatives.

Enjoy 12 months of unlimited, general entry to one of these museums:

The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
Bathurst Rail Museum
Chifley Home and Education Centre
National Motor Racing Museum

Adult $50.00
Concession $40.00
Family $100.00
Child $25.00
BUY

Museums Bathurst
Annual Membership
(All Museums)

This pass provides annual entry for all of the four museums; including 10% discount on retail items (excluding café), 10% discount on special events and activities and 10% discount entry for visiting friend and relatives.

Enjoy 12 months of unlimited, general entry to all of these museums:

The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
Bathurst Rail Museum
Chifley Home and Education Centre
National Motor Racing Museum

Adult $150.00
Concession $120.00
Family $300.00
Child $75.00
BUY