An historic home and outbuildings built between 1841 – 1866 for Thomas
Brown, an early founder of industry in the Lithgow region.
The rare intact colonial estate includes a domestic smithy, stables and unique hexagonal garden folly. The museum houses a collection of Victorian furniture and nationally significant Lithgow pottery. Also on display are items that reveal the social history of the Lithgow region, including the locomotive "Possum", which was used at the Lithgow Blast
Furnace. The Courtyard Gallery has regularly changing exhibition of works by local artists.
house, built from local sandstone in 1842 for Thomas
Brown, the man who first established the coal industry
in Lithgow, stands in a hectare of beautiful lawns and
gardens. The four front rooms have been preserved much
as they were in Thomas Brown's day, and contain some beautiful
early Victorian furniture.
displayed are many fine exhibits of the early history
of the district, a feature being an excellent display
of Lithgow pottery and artefacts
from the pottery works. The covered courtyard at the
is used as a museum and exhibits include a Hansom cab
and a Pennyfarthing bicycle. The locomotive "Possum",
which was used at the Lithgow Blast
Furnace, is displayed in the grounds of the museum.
Admission: Entry Fees Apply.
Hours of Operation
Eskbank House is open: Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00 am to
Groups by arrangement
Ph: (+61) 02 63-513557 - Email
for more information
Visitors are treated
to excellent Tour Service from our Lithgow