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Sun 1 December 2019, - Fri 31 January 2020,

Come and experience the Stones & Bones tour and Bats, Bugs & Beasties at Jenolan
Caves. Tours are run on selected days for children aged 7 to 11yrs. These tours allow
children to experience the caves through fun activities they can understand. Charges
apply. Bookings essential.


Mon January 27 - Mon April 13

This special exhibition will feature a number of Bathurst 12-Hour and 24-Hour racing cars, as well as memorabilia and other objects from the history of these races
at Mount Panorama since the early 1990s.

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Sat February 1
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Thu 30 April 2020,

BATHURST. Open Daily. The Somerville Collection features some of the finest and rarest specimens of mineral crystals and fossils from around the world.

Open Day – Visit Oberon Railway Station and Rolling-stock Shed

Sat February 1 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Sat 4 July 2020,

OBERON TARANA HERITAGE RAILWAY. Why not visit Oberon Railway Station and Rollingstock Shed?

The Rockley Mill & Stables Museum

Sun February 2 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 20 December 2020,

ROCKLEY. Housed in an enormous heritage building, work your way up the three storeys to see old mill machinery, period clothing, and even police records.

Mondays at the Museum

Mon February 3 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 14 December 2020,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. DURING TERM TIME. Join us for look and make activities and craft for Under 5s in 2020. This free program is designed for kids aged 3-5 years and their parents/carers to discover and learn from our exhibitions

Lithgow Theatre Royal re-imagined

Sat February 8 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

8 Interior Design and Decoration Graduates from Enmore TAFE display their designs for re-imagining the future use of this majestic land mark building. LITHGOW THEATRE ROYAL.

Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival: Poet’s Brunch & Lunch

Sun February 16

YEOVAL. Relax in the shade of the trees for free entertainment, poetry and bush music along with an opportunity to visit the Banjo Paterson, more than a Poet Museum. Enjoy the outstanding collection of history and memorabilia.

Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival 2020

Sun February 16 - Sun February 23

ORANGE. What better way to celebrate this great Australian’s life and work than through the sixth Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival.

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival – Emmaville Cottage Family Market Day

Sun February 23

ORANGE. Visit the Emmaville Cottage and soak up the history. The Rotary Club of Orange presents craft and produce market, kids’ activities, local entertainment and open microphone for poetry recitals.

Rebellion on the Turon

Sun March 15


Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Sat March 28 - Sun March 29

BATHURST. Blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip cracking and making, glass artistry, lace making, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, cigar box guitar making and violin making are among many unique talents to be demonstrated by local and guest artisans.

Ironfest 2020 Gothic

Sat April 18 - Sun April 19

LITHGOW SHOWGROUND. The 21st annual Ironfest will take place at the Lithgow Showground over the weekend of Sat 18 & Sun 19 April

Bathurst Remembers World War 2 Exhibition

Fri August 14 - Mon August 17

BMEC, BATHURST. This is a World War Two exhibition which will consist of “Snapshots of World War 2” - 500 enlarged photos – battlefields, training, home front, etc., and “Wall of Valour - World War 2 Servicemen and Women with an association with Bathurst who enlisted and served” - 100 enlarged photos. Plus some 2,000 military and WW2 memorabilia items and old wartime newsreels from guest exhibitors.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au