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.

Eskbank House will be closed Wednesday 27th - Sunday 31st December.

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

 

Latest News

Blast Furnace Theatre present 3 Little Pigs
BLAST FURNACE THEATRE PRESENTS 3 LITTLE PIGS Sat 13th, Sun 14th, Sat 20th, Sun 21st January 2018, 1pm start For all ages   Bookings are essential - to book phone 0401478168 Enjoy a... Read more
Eskbank Voices – 175th Anniversary Exhibition until 28th January 2018
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Eskbank Voices – 175th Anniversary
You’re invited to an open day at Eskbank House Saturday, 25th November 2017  To mark the 175th Anniversary of when Eskbank House was built, we are launching Eskbank Voices, a new publicat... Read more

 

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