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    Zig Zag Colliery

    The Zig Zag Colliery photographed around 1910.

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    Riding the myne truck

    A group tour getting ready to ride the myne truck. This vehicle was used as an underground transport at Wallerawang and Baal Bone Collieries before being donated to the City ...

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    Watching the blacksmith at work

    Blacksmithing demonstrations are available for booked group tours.

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    Demonstrating roofbolting

    Roofbolting is a method of supporting the roof of coalmines. Here volunteer tour guide Michael Langford demonstrates roofbolting to a tour group.

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    Fire in the Mine

    Fire in the Mine – The museum’s wonderful new attraction. A must see!

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    Colliery bath house display

    Interpretation of colliery bath and change houses.

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    Lithgow State Coal Mine c.1960

    A view of the Lithgow State Coal Mine around 1960.

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    The Newstan Colliery poppet head at the State Mine

    The Newstan Colliery poppet head was donated to the City of Greater Lithgow Mining Museum in 1996. The massive structure was re-erected over the old Lithgow State Coal Mine No.2 ...

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    Examining the mercury arc rectifier

    Museum visitors looking at the amazing glass mercury arc rectifier displayed within its own cabinet.

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    Union Banners in the Bath House

    Union banners from the Sydney Trades Hall collection on display at the Lithgow State Mine Museum. The museum displays samples from the Trades Hall collection for up to six months ...


The Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park presents the industrial history of the New South Wales Western Coalfield. We weave stories of the people who have been the backbone of the region's mining industry for over 150 years around the tools and artefacts they used. Learn of the dangers of coalmining and comradeship of miners and their faithful pit horses through our interesting and interactive displays. The "Fire in the Mine" multimedia show is a must see for anyone visiting the Lithgow region. 


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Entry Fees

Adults $5.00
Children $2.00
Concession $3.00
Families $12.00
Booked tour groups $5.00 per person

Getting There

3 State Mine Gully Road
Lithgow, NSW 2790

Opening Hours

Sunday, Saturday

12:00 to 16:00 (Opened public and school holidays. Booked tours at any time by appointment.)

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