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Sun December 1 - Tue December 31

Weekends; Long Weekends and School Holidays 10am – 4pm (Closed 25 Dec). History Hill has the largest privately owned gold rush collection on display in Australia focusing on the land, the time and the people of Australia's gold rush era.


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.

Mondays at the Museum

Mon December 16 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 16 December 2019,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Look and make at Orange Regional Museum with activities and craft for Under 5s in 2019. This free program is designed for parents/carers with children aged between 3-5 years


Tue December 17 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

MISS TRAILS HOUSE BATHURST. Miss Traill’s House and Garden will be adorned with Christmas decorations for ‘A
Traditional Night Before Christmas’


Fri December 27 at 7:30 pm

Enjoy a tour of the house and garden walk. Bring a torch or borrow one. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Chocolate milk and cookies on the veranda at the conclusion. For children aged from 7yrs (with adult). Bookings essential - from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre (6332 1444)

Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra

Sat December 28 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Tue 31 December 2019,

CANOWINDRA. OPEN DAILY. A chance discovery in 1955 revealed an extensive fossil bed dating from the Devonian Period. This 360-370 million year old fossil deposit contains the remains of thousands of freshwater fish

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Wed 1 January 2020,
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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 4 January 2020, 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?

Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival: Poet’s Brunch & Lunch

Sun 16 February 2020,

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 16 February 2020, - Sun 23 February 2020,

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 23 February 2020,

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 15 March 2020,


Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Sat 28 March 2020, - Sun 29 March 2020,

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 18 April 2020, - Sun 19 April 2020,

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 14 August 2020, - Mon 17 August 2020,

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