Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Lithgow

4.7
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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  • Had a great time at the small arms museum, the people working there obviously love their job, they are talkative and knowledgeable, both us and the kids were fascinated by the vast array of weaponry o...  more »
  • I went to the Museum with my partner and brother to spend some time together and see a little abit of the local Australian history. it is an amazing beautiful place the factory. They have old videos o...  more »
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  • 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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