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Chifley Home and Education Centre will remain closed in the short term to comply with social distancing requirements.

While the Home is closed to the public we will continue to tell the story of Ben and Elizabeth Chifley through online resources and the Ben at Home series.



We hope to welcome families back to Chifley Home soon.

A visit to the Chifley Home can be a meaningful cross generational family experience – and offer a valuable message about sustainability.

Often grandparents will reminisce about their life, or parents remember stories they were told by their own parents. This is the chance to see life from another era – a time when there was no television, no internet and not even hot water in the kitchen.

Children are welcome to have a go on the pianola (sometimes families have a sing along!).


International Museum Selfie Day

Celebrate International Museum Selfie Day with free entry to each of our Bathurst Regional Council Museums.  Take a selfie during your visit to the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery or the Bathurst Historical Society Museum.

Just use hashtag #MuseumSelfieBathurst when you post on Facebook and Instagram  and be in the running for a prize for most imaginative selfie of the day.

Held on the 3rd Wednesday of January every year.