Eskbank House & Museum
Eskbank House was the first home to be built in the Lithgow Valley in 1842 by prominant local Stonemason Alexander Binning. The property was built for the first Industrialist to the Lithgow region and later State Politician, Mr Thomas Brown. Eskbank House is a Georgian-Victorian property constructed of local ashlar sandstone and Australian Cedar. The cottage gardens established at Eskbank House feature a stunning array of roses, daffodils, irises and other assorted cool climate species throughout spring. The home & museum feature a vast array of period furniture from the 1800's that include a Flamed Mahogany Half Tester Bed, a Broadwood Horizontal Cottage Piano, and a significant number of period glassware. Eskbank House & Museum is the home to the nationally significant Lithgow Pottery Collection. One of the largest collections of Lithgow Pottery in Australia, the pieces give an insight into the potteries domestic wares production phase from 1874 through to 1907.
The collection at Eskbank House & Museum includes the Lithgow Pottery Collection with an estimated 1500 pieces, period furniture of the 1800's, the Sutton Family Crazy Patchwork Quilt c.1893, a fully restored Hansom Cab, 'Possum' the Tank Engine - operated at the Lithgow Ironworks during the 1920's & 1930's, and a large collection of significant pieces that have been kindly donated by the people of Lithgow and give an insight into not only the industrial heritage of the Lithgow region but of the people that have played an important role in the success of the region.