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Declared a townsite in 1815 and a city in 1885 Bathurst is Australia's oldest inland settlement and as such was an important regional centre and gateway for much of the exploration and development that took place in inland New South Wales.

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Abercrombie House, a heritage treasure of the region and private home of the Morgan family, is open on many days during the year for guided tours and self-guided tours. The heritage experience includes the 50 room Scott...

Phone: (02) 6331 9723 | Website: www.abercrombiehouse.com.au/

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The museum is overflowing with historical artefacts, you can see the tree trunk carved by Surveyor Evans to mark his reaching the Lachlan River and investigate the world of Aboriginal artefacts, convict and colonial era,...

Address: Russell Street
Phone: (02) 6330 8455 | Website: www.bathursthistory.org.au/

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Bathurst is fortunate to have 3 unique historic homes that are open to the public at various times. Each one offers an insight into life in a different era. Visitors to the city can visit all three of these properties ...

Address: 1 Kendall Avenue
Phone: 02 6332 1444 | Website: www.visitbathurst.com.au/

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Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm and on Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm. For a good read, talking books, to catch up on news or to search the Internet, the Bathurst Library has much to...

Phone: (02) 6333 6281 | Website: www.bathurstregion.com.au/

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Opening Times: Guided tours at 10.00am and 12.00pm Saturday, Sunday and Mondays. Group bookings by appointment. Chifley Home is a house museum which served as the only marital home of Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifl...

Address: 10 Busby Street
Phone: (02) 6332 1444 | Website: www.chifleyhome.org.au/

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Opening Times - 9.00am - 5.00pm daily. Bathurst Visitor Information Centre is home to a proudly restored Cobb & Co coach. The headquarters for Cobb & Co was established in Bathurst in 1862 and the area has a rich...

Phone: (02) 6332 1444 | Website: www.cobbandco.net.au/

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See our beautiful historic city through the eyes of a knowledgeable local guide....

Phone: (02) 6332 1444 | Website: www.visitbathurst.com.au/

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Two kilometres on the Bathurst side of Hill End you'll find History Hill Museum, with over 10,000 rare and unusual artefacts from the goldfields of the 1800s as well as 175 metres of underground working to explore, compl...

Phone: (02) 6337 8222 | Website: www.historyhill.com.au/

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Opening Times: By appointment only, Closed June - August. The Anglican parish of Kelso was founded in 1825. This was the first church in Australia to be consecrated by a Bishop and the first church built in inland Austra...

Phone: (02) 6332 4606 |

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Built by Reverend Thomas Sharpe in 1845, Miss Traill resided in this Colonial Georgian bungalow from 1931 until her death in 1976. She was the great granddaughter of two prominent landholders, William Lee and Thomas Kit...

Address: 321 Russell Street
Phone: (02) 6332 4232 |

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Opening Time: 12.00pm to 4.00pm every Sunday Old Government Cottage is one of the oldest brick buildings in Australia, said to have been built in 1817. This historic house is part of the building that housed the command...

Phone: (02) 6330 8455 |

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Opening Times: 11.30am - 4.30pm Sundays and Public Holidays. Three floors of interesting artefacts, historic mill machinery, displays of historic clothing, newspapers, old police records and more. Group bookings are welc...

Phone: (02) 6337 9279 |

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Discover the engineering behind the industrial revolution and the engines our forebears built. The Century 1850-1950, the most amazing period in human history, the discoveries and inventions of which form the very basis ...

Address: 5833 Sofala Road
Phone: (02) 6358 8434 | Website: www.turontechnologymuseum.com/

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