Welcome to our list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.
It’s free to submit your local events. (Use the ‘Submit’ option under the ‘Whats On’ menu at the top of the page).
For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to the Culture Maps Central NSW menu..

Art and Stay Mudgee

Rosby Wines, Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Mudgee 122 Strikes Ln, Eurunderee, NSW

Rosby Wines have today announced the ultimate art and wine experience in Mudgee this March. As part of their highly anticipated 2023 artistic program, Rosby is offering a special promotion on the weekend of Saturday the 11th and Sunday the...


Perthville Convent Heritage Centre Tenison Woods Avenue, Perthville, NSW

St Joseph’s Convent Perthville is celebrating 150 years of service to the community. Enjoy
a visit to this historic Heritage Centre. Begin with a cuppa in the Sisters’ dining room and
take the historic tour of the Centre. View the historic buildings and learn of the sisters’ 150-
year story, see their exquisite handiwork, and share stories of the Boarding College. Beautiful
surrounds, peaceful chapel, and the sisters’ cemetery are all open for a visit. Children can take
a treasure search to find various items of interest at the Centre. An app of Perthville Convent
Heritage Centre is available to download to enhance the enjoyment of your visit.


Bathurst District Historical Museum East Wing Courthouse, 162 Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

Many know Charles Darwin as one of the world’s most famous biologists, but few know he
visited Bathurst. Hear about Darwin’s visit as a young man in 1836, his adventures in Australia,
his opinions, and how Darwin’s visit influenced his work and science. This talk, conducted by
Kim Bagot-Hiller, will include a short walk from the Bathurst Historical Museum to Machattie
Park and return to view a letter written by Darwin. A temporary exhibition will run in the
month of March. Light refreshments available at the conclusion of the presentation.


Bathurst Bathurst, NSW

The area around Lower Havannah Street, the Macquarie River and lower Durham Street was
vital to the early development of Bathurst as a village and town. The Chinese grew vegetables
along the riverbank; people grazed their cows, sheep, horses and bullock teams in the area;
visitors camped around the area after crossing the river on their journey out west and south
to the Abercrombie River, then further south to the Riverina area; industries were carried out
and people called the area home



Rockley Mill & Stables Museum Rockley, NSW

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



Old Government Cottage Stanley St, Bathurst, NSW

The building known as Old Government Cottage is a rare, intact example, of an early
Bathurst home. This historic building is located at 16 Stanley Street on the western side of
the Macquarie River in the area of the old Government settlement.


St Michael & St John Cathedral, Bathurst Corner of Keppel and Williams Streets, Bathurst, NSW

This is a rare opportunity to see some of the hidden treasures of St Michael & St John’s
Cathedral. This guided tour will explain some of the significant architectural features,
including the recently completed renovations, and explore the rich history of the faith that
built this place of worship over the past 150+ years. Afternoon tea will be available at the end
of the tour.


Bathurst Arts Trail

Bathurst Bathurst, NSW

The Bathurst Arts Trail is a collective of artists throughout the Bathurst region who open their galleries and studios to visitors on the first weekend of each month.


Family Tour of ‘Enemy Aliens: the Dunera boys in Orange, 1941’

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Discover the story of the Dunera boys, from their journey to Australia and their experiences while interned in Orange and elsewhere in Australia.
Kids and adults alike can explore the exhibition through a scavenger hunt. Once the tour finishes, drop in to our Activity Space and spend some time getting creative with some hands-on crafting inspired by the exhibition.


Family Friendly Ghost Hunt Lithgow Mine 5 pm

Lithgow State Mine Museum, Lithgow. 3 State Mine Gully Road, Lithgow 2790., Lithgow, NSW

Paranormal Pete invites you to Lithgow Mine for a family friendly Ghost hunt to investigate the claims of Ghosts & Paranormal activity.



Rockley Rockley, NSW

Officially gazetted in 1851, Rockley is listed by the National Trust as an Historic Village. This
guided walking tour commences with a short talk in Stevens Park followed by a gentle stroll
around the village.


Lithgow Mine Interactive Ghost Hunt

Lithgow State Mine Museum 3 State Mine Gully Road, Lithgow, NSW

Creep back to Lithgow after dark for the State Mine Museum Ghost Hunt.
Your host Paranormal Pete has extensive knowledge of paranormal activity in the area and will lead you to the scene of several gut-wrenching tragedies.

ARTIST TALK & TOUR: Leanne Wicks

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Blending her lifelong passions of birding, ornithology, and knitting, Leanne Wicks
presents knitted portraits of artists associated with the artistic programs of Bathurst
Regional Art Gallery and the Cementa art festival. Each portrait merges the personality
and practice of artists with Australian birds to create a unique and whimsical knitted


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

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