Lake Bathurst Museum

Within the Lake Bathurst Lavender Gardens and Tearooms complex are not one, but three little museums. One, in the old church hall contains artefacts, photos of railway history and memorabilia of earlier life in the village (the Honor Roll shows 12 men from this tiny village went off to WWI). Around the walls of the tearoooms itself is an eclectic display of domestic equipment and grocery store memorabilia from the middle of the last century - canisters, containers, enamelware and other domestic necessities from the age of grocer stores and home cooking (long before the supermarket) and signs and containers that used to line the walls of the village grocer shops and make them the sort of Aladdin's cave modern stores just can't reproduce. Up near the railway station is another little museum in the old railway waiting room, with steam rail memorabilia and history - right down to part of the old tracks, and original gates from the defunct Crookwell line. Open only to a guided tour is a small motoring museum, with restored vintage cars, petrol pumps, and a host of motoring and mechanical artefacts from the early 20th century.

Collections

Railway and Motor Museums A permanent photographic exhibition is a recent addition to the Railway Heritage display and features a gallery of photographs and other memorabilia of the Goulburn to Crookwell railway line from 1902 to 2002. Exhibits include the actual restored Lake Bathurst railway waiting room (1884) and a station model as depicted during the 1950s. Display of classic MG sports cars. Motoring Memorabilia including vintage petrol bowser display.