Eskbank House was built on Wiradjuri land by Alexander Binning for Thomas Brown in 1842. It has been at the heart of Lithgow’s history including the mining and iron industries. In 1966 it was opened as one of the first house museums in NSW.

The museum houses the Bracey Furniture Collection, the Nationally Significant Lithgow Pottery Collection, many objects from the history of the ironworks in Lithgow, including Possum the Locomotive, and other items that tell the social story of Lithgow.

Visitors to the museum can enjoy a group tour of the museum or wander by themselves amongst the buildings and gardens. The Courtyard Gallery hosts regularly changing art exhibitions of community and professional art.

Eskbank House also hosts music concerts, plays, and themed events such as the Roaring 20s Garden Party, Steampunk Festival and a Halloween Fashion Parade. The grounds and enclosed Courtyard are available for hire for events and weddings.

Open Hours

Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Tours and events outside these hours by arrangement.

Entry Fees Apply

 

Newsletters

Click on the links below to download the Esbank Newsletter

Newsletter July/August 2016

Newsletter - MayJune 2016

Newsletter - March April 2016

 

Events

Latest News

The Leake-Sutton Quilt back on display at Eskbank House
Eskbank House volunteers have been busy over the summer. While a new kitchen garden is under construction, staff have given the furniture in the Bracey collection a thorough clean (and by 'cleaning' w... Read more
Eskbank House 50th Birthday
In November 1966, Eric Bracey unveiled Eskbank House, his gift to the community of Lithgow, as a museum. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, Eskbank House is holding an afternoon tea of talks and music... Read more
School Holiday Workshops @ Eskbank House
School Holiday Art Workshops @ Eskbank House -with Ana Carter from Artist Community Galleries 17, 28, 29 September 2016 4, 5, 6 October 2016 3 classes per day Bookings essential on 6351 3557... Read more