Bathurst Goldfields Education and Function Centre - Bathurst

BATHURST GOLDFIELDS

Bathurst Goldfields, a reconstruction of a gold mining village which has a mine, a working stamper battery crushing ore, operative steam engines, a miner's hut, a blacksmith's forge and gold panning.

Take a guided tour of the indoor museum, explaining the history of gold in New South Wales, the working life of a gold miner, displays of mining tools, documents from the gold rush era and minerals from around the world. There is an extensive display of general household items that were in use in the Victorian home.

Tour will continue onto the outdoor museum with Chinese temple housing artefacts and see how the Chinese work practices and lifestyle varied from the European miners. Demonstrations of old style blacksmithing and see a steam engine room.

For more information: www.bathurstgoldfields.com.au