Situated in Methvern Street,
front of the old factory site.
Public Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
9.30am - 2.30pm Tuesday & Thursday.
10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday, Sunday & School Holidays.
Car park, Coach Parking, Toilet facilities for the Disabled, Guide, Shop
Disabled access and facilities
Coach tours catered for by appointment.
- Adults $8.00
- Concession $6.00
- Family $18.00 (2 adults, 2
children Additional children $1)
- Unaccompanied School Students
- Concession for buses of
20 or more $7
of the Small Arms Factory
The museum houses one of
Australia's most comprehensive collections of machine guns, rifles,
pistols and related items from around the world. Unique to this
museum are Australian designed experimental, prototype and
On display are numerous
non-military items manufactured at the well known Lithgow Small Arms
Factory during its 80 years of precision engineering, including
sewing machines, sheep shearing handsets, hand cuffs and many other
A rare collection of photographs
depict the early production sections in the Small Arms Factory.
Other photographs and memorabilia
reveal the involvement of factory employees in the social, sporting
and cultural events of the city since 1912.
In August 2007 a magnificent handgun collection containing some 1300 items was donated to the Museum by Queensland collector Ron Hayes. This collection is now on show in a new display area upstairs and contains some very rare pieces.