Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Lithgow

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The history of the Lithgow Small Arm Factory is about people - their aspirations, disappointments, and achievements, the economic and social hardships endured, the influence of our British heritage on Australia in the early 1900s, and sheer human stubborness. It is also about the introduction of new technologies into the emerging new nation. The Lithgow Factory was Australia's first high precision mass production facility.

The Museum was formed to celebrate this history, and has the largest displayed collection of modern firearms from around the world in Australia. Other displays include the commercial items produced between wars to preserve the valuable skills of the factory workforce, and show the production processes and social history of this renowned facility. In 2006 an extensive handgun collection was donated to the Museum and is on display in the Ron Hayes Gallery.
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  • The museum is well curated and laid out. Covid Safe practices were excellent as well. The staff and volunteers were very friendly and helpful with information. I really enjoyed the opportuity to...  more »
  • We arrived late but were treated as though we were guests of honour! Excellent interpretation through the museum by Michelle and out into the machinery shed. This museum has a large bequest to spend.....  more »
  • Very accommodating and a genuine appreciating for what they're documenting. Cheers for the travel advice, very knowledgeable in their field. Top notch.
  • Is good area.. Museum have WW II China battlefield legend weapon.for my Grandfather tell my the story ,he is old soldier.but in here I can touch my country real history .the all not just from books and school. Anyway I just wanna say thank you. You are my travel best surprised.

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