View an extraordinary 17th century artwork from the Dutch Golden Age on display for one day only in the Blue Mountains' oldest colonial building, Woodford Academy.
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Searching dark skies: the history of the life and work of Ken Beames, engineer, astronomer and builder of the Linden Observatory and its impressive 24-inch reflector telescope.
“Sowing Seeds” is an exhibition by Kaleidoscope, a group of textile artists whose different works combine to create a display you have to see to believe.
Curious about the history of Leura? Enjoy an autumn walk through one of the Blue Mountains most picturesque villages. Hear stories of some of the people who have lived here and imagine what like used to be like. See some historic buildings, as well as the current shops which occupy these premises.
Walk the grounds of historic Fairlight, a substantial Victorian house and impressive barn surrounded by old fig trees, and The Cottage, home to Edward Cox before he built Fernhill, creating a landscape between The Cottage, Fernhill and St. Thomas Church virtually unaltered since the 1850s.
Walk down the best preserved section of the original 1814 Cox's Road with a Guide to tell you stories of the men who built the road. Hear the stories of how William Cox with a team of convicts and some soldiers built the first road over the Blue Mountains. Proudly presented by the Blue Mountains Branch National Trust of Australia (NSW)
Visit Hartley Historic Village to uncover all that has been happening over the past 50 years of National Parks and Wildlife Service management. Join along with the friendly Parks staff as they satisfy your curiosity and show you in and around the beautifully restored and adapted buildings.
Have you ever been curious about where the names of Camden's streets, parks and places came from? Some are obvious as they pay homage to the movers and shakers of Camden's early days such as Macarthur Park. Where have the not so obvious names originated? Camden Library could help you find out!
Early Colonial Lifestyle brought to life in a genuine Australian 19th Century setting, see each building come to life as it would have back in the 1800's as The Australiana Pioneer Village becomes a working Village
Lithgow Library invites you to come along on Saturday 7th of May at 10.30am for a free talk by Christine Stewart, the author of “Collits’ Inn: Uncovering the past Surprises found in restoring this 1823 Australian Icon”. Christine will be talking about the adventure that she and her husband had.
Visit Gledswood Homestead & Winery for a history walk around the property with our resident historian. Learn about our rich history, hear stories of Count Gabriel de Huon escaping the French revolution and then enjoy a Devonshire tea at the convict built coach house, now used as our cellar door.
This is a day when you can learn more about the fascinating story of Australia’s oldest church - Ebenezer Church. You will hear about the people who built the church, pioneers such as … Andrew Johnston, the architect of the church and John Grono who was a ship-builder and sea captain.
We get out our machinery and put on a great display to educate and entertain you. Our exhibits are all working displays, this shows off our machinery as it used to be, performing tasks such as, wood sawing, ploughing, heavy hauling, pumping water, generating electricity and much more.
Explore one of Campbelltown’s grandest homes on this tour of historic Blair Athol House.
How much do you know about this intact heritage property which is of cultural significance to the nation?
This Heritage Festival, take time to satisfy your curiosity about what makes Bella Vista Farm so special.
Please join us during the Australian Heritage Festival 2022 for “Curiosity” a guided tour of the Fairfield City Vintage Village
Free Exhibition & Public Programs. Notables and New Discoveries, Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park 1821-2021 (The ‘old’ Cemetery 1821-1958)
Free exhibition and Public programs. Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park is the resting place of more than 13,000 people; here lie buried the early pioneers of Liverpool. Notables and New Discoveries re-assesses the park’s inhabitants and hierarchy, learn about them through the exhibition and talks.