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Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park

3 State Mine Gully Rd, Lithgow, New South Wales 2790, Australia
+61 2 6353 1513
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Attempting to preserve the areas industrial heritage

The people running this hands on museum are valiantly attempting to preserve the areas industrial... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony W
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Sydney
Not Much Left

This park obviously lacks funding and in all reality, it offers very little other than a collection... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
snellkahibah
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One of the great mining museums of New South Wales. Come and see our award winning "Fire in the Mine" light and sound show, which tells the stories of working underground in the Lithgow region coalfields in the 20th century. There are many more interpretations of coal and oil shale mining. We also have facilities to host luncheons and wedding receptions.
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“guided tour” (3 reviews)
“equipment” (4 reviews)
“mining” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
3 State Mine Gully Rd, Lithgow, New South Wales 2790, Australia
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+61 2 6353 1513
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people running this hands on museum are valiantly attempting to preserve the areas industrial heritage and well done for doing so. However the site needs some financial assistance to ensure the items and buildings do not fall into disrepair. Worth a visit to view...More

1  Thank Tony W
PadreJose, General Manager at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your concern about our buildings. Our all volunteer, community based organisation is well aware of the need to maintain our buildings and we carry out regular working bees to conserve these iconic structures. We also have a program of...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

This park obviously lacks funding and in all reality, it offers very little other than a collection of dilapidated and rusted equipment that is strewn all over the site. There are only two buildings remaining - the office complex and the "Bath House". On a...More

3  Thank snellkahibah
PadreJose, General Manager at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this review. As I read it I wondered how we had let you down on your visit. Our all volunteer, community-based organisation is actively conserving one of the few surviving large early 20th Century colliery headworks complexes in Australia, and we have...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017

We really enjoyed our glimpse into the past of the region. Lots to see and learn. Warm, very informative and friendly guide. We went from here to Glow Worm Tunnel. All-in-all an excellent day.More

1  Thank brixtonbelle
PadreJose, General Manager at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thank you for your very generous review. Our goal is to share the industrial and mining history of our region through the stories of people. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your comments to the volunteer guide who was...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Absolutely worth the visit. Firstly the State Mine Museum was a fabulous revelation about how underground mining worked in the early day, pit ponies and everything sweated labour and mine props. Next was the State Mine Railway where Vintage Trains are based for Operation to...More

1  Thank Syntwins
PadreJose, General Manager at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thank you for your generous response. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our venue. We are constantly upgrading displays and museum facilities to improve the visitor experience and hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We were driving along taking in a scenic drive when we stumbled across this great piece of history. We had the pleasure of seeing (and hearing) the old diesel loco get fired up.

1  Thank Quozie
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We found this place to be very interesting and our guide was fantastic and very informative. The history of the place is amazing and makes you realize how easy our work days are now.

1  Thank anita j
PadreJose, General Manager at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Hi Anita. Thank you for this lovely review. We are so pleased to help people enjoy exploring the fascinating history of our region. We focus on telling the stories of real people as we know that this is what our visitors want to experience.

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Wow is all I can say. My four children had a blast. Tour guide was very friendly and helpful at all times. The activities were hands on and there was no rushing around. There was plenty of time to take in everything that was shown....More

1  Thank Emily E
PadreJose, General Manager at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Thank you so much for this wonderful review Emily. We really try out best to engage children in the story of mining in our region and it's greta that yours had a blast! Please come again.

Reviewed 6 June 2016

We found on arrival that access is only by guided tour. Our guide, a volunteer, was very friendly and got us thoroughly engaged in the story of the mine, its development and ultimate decline and how this affected the Lithgow area. We thoroughly enjoyed two...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Really nice drive to the old mine site. For some reason the museum wasn't open which was disapointing. The only sign of life out there were a few guys working on trains and a bunch of tents belonging to some outdoor education group. A few...More

2  Thank mfoun
PadreJose, General Manager at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Thank you for this review. I'm not sure when you visited the museum and apologise that we were not open to allow you to investigate our award winning displays and attractions. We are open on Saturday, Sunday and on NSW School and Public Holidays from...More

Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Wow wow wow Great guides passionate about the place and its story They go out of their way to help you just because they love the mine and its history

1  Thank Carole M
PadreJose, General Manager at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

Carole, thank you so much for this feedback. Positive feedback such as yours is a great encouragement to our all volunteer team.

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