Museums and Historic Houses of the Bathurst Region

Bathurst District Historical Society Museum

The Bathurst District Historical Society Museum is located in the east wing of the Bathurst Courthouse & is a treasure trove of local historical artefacts:

Bathurst Rail Museum

The Bathurst Rail Museum brings the rich social history of Bathurst and our story as a railway town to life, with personal recollections and artefacts.

Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum houses some of the finest and rarest specimens of mineral crystals and fossils from around the world.

Chifley Home

In a quiet street in Bathurst is one of the country’s most intimate museums, the former home of Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife, Elizabeth.

National Motor Racing Museum

The National Motor Racing Museum celebrates the rich history of Australian Motor Sport, with a particular focus on Bathurst and Mount Panorama.

Rockley Mill Museum

The Rockley Mill and Stables Museum was built in 1862 and displays the rich history of the area, with old mill machinery, police records and more.

Old Government Cottage

The building known as Old Government Cottage is a rare, intact example, of an early Bathurst home in the area of the old Government settlement.

History Hill

Experience what it was really like during Australia’s gold rush period. See an underground mine and extensive museum exhibits dating to the 1850’s.

Miss Traill's House

A delightful heritage house museum. This Victorian-era bungalow holds features pieces that belonged to some of the original settlers of the district.

Abercrombie House

This Scottish baronial mansion is a heritage treasure of the Bathurst Region, built in the 1870s by Bathurst pioneers the Stewart family.