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Museums Bathurst gets brand launch

Museums Bathurst gets brand launch
February 17, 2020

With the opening of the Bathurst Rail Museum to the public on Saturday 22nd February, Museums Bathurst is the new name and brand encompassing all Bathurst Regional Council owned museums.

Mayor of Bathurst Bobby Bourke said the initiative will align opening and closing times for Council-run museums advising “the operating hours at the existing museums have been adjusted with each of the facilities closing one day per week on different days to facilitate back of housework to be undertaken.

“New ticketing options will also provide affordable flexible options for locals and visitors.”

The initiative involves the development of the Museums Bathurst website which will provide a one stop shop for information on all of Council's museums such as operating hours, ticketing, events and activities. The site, which is currently in development, will include links to other local museums and cultural facilities.

Museums Bathurst includes:

  • Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
  • National Motor Racing Museum
  • Chifley Home and Education Centre
  • Bathurst Rail Museum, and
  • Central Tablelands Collections Facility (when constructed)

New operating hours

  • Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum 9am to 4.30pm closed Wednesdays
  • National Motor Racing Museum 9am to 4.30pm closed Tuesdays
  • Chifley Home and Education Centre two tours 11.30 and 1.00pm closed Thursdays
  • Bathurst Rail Museum 9am to 4.30pm closed Thursdays

New ticketing

  • Museum Pass covers single entry to all museums and is valid for two weeks and offers 10% discount on retail items excluding the Rail Museum Café Adult $45 Concession $30 Family $105 Child (school age) $21
  • Annual Membership Single Museum Covers annual entry to one of the four museums including 10% discount on retail items excluding Rail Café and 10% discount entry for visiting friends and relatives Adult $50 Concession $40 Family $100 Child (school age) $25
  • Annual Membership All Museums
  • Covers entry for all four museums including 10% discount on retail items excluding Rail Café and 10% discount entry for visiting friends and relatives Adult $150 Concession $120 Family $300 Child (school age) $75.
  • Single entry to each museum is also available.

Image: National Motor Racing Museum courtesy of Visit NSW.

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