The Chifley Home and Education Centre will re-open from 2nd July 2022

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June Long Weekend Special Deal With Bathurst Rail Museum

Chifley Home has been closed since 2020 and during this time Council has taken the opportunity to conduct upgrades and improvements to the facility.
New interpretative signage will tell the stories of Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth.
Visitors will be offered a preview of the Chifley Home and Education Centre on the long weekend of 11-13 June. A joint ticket to Chifley Home and Bathurst Rail Museum will be available at the discounted rate of $25 for a family or two adults and NSW discover vouchers can be used. A free shuttle bus will be provided to transfer visitors between the museums.
Chifley Home & Education Centre will officially open on Saturday, 2 July 2022.

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!).


Isolated Connections

Isolated Connections – is an exhibition of visual interpretations of the domestic and the political, the personal and the historical, the remembered and the projected, all based on objects contained within, or connected to, the Chifley Home and Education Centre.

This exhibition has been created by the Visual Arts curriculum method class of 2021, from the School of Teacher Education at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.

Open Isolated Connections Online Exhibition