Galleries and Museums

GALLERIES, LOCAL ARTISTS AND ART TRAILS

display.image (6)The light, scenery and surrounds of the Blue Mountains are an inspiration to artists and there are many places where you can view their creativity and work. Visit one of the many galleries exhibiting local work or you can follow the Artists Trail with new and upcoming events and exibitions listed monthly.

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Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is a must see while you are in the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is one of Australia s leading regional art galleries and features an exhibition program which showcases local and national artists as well as national touring exhibitions and in-house curated exhibitions. Each exhibition is paired with public programs aimed at educating and connecting the audience with artists. The Cultural ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Braemar Gallery
Opened in 1988, Braemar Gallery functions as a community gallery, hosting changing exhibitions that showcase works of local and regional artists. Situated in beautiful historic Braemar House, the gallery is a valuable community venue. Braemar has a particular interest in displaying works by local artists. Over time, the gallery has become well known for high standard art works of various mediums. ...
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms
Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms is nestled in the picturesque mountain village of Leura and houses the world's largest private collection of tea wares. There are more than 5,500 teapots in the collection, spanning five centuries and including teapots from all over the world, most of which were collected within Australia. Enjoy the selection of teas and partake of lunch or light refreshments, served with 'olde-worlde' charm on fine ...
22 Grose Street, Leura, NSW, 2780
Eskbank House and Museum
Eskbank House and Museum in Lithgow is a historic home, with splendid furniture, display of Lithgow Pottery and other period pieces, blacksmith's forge and a coach house. Built in 1842 by Thomas Brown, Eskbank House is a sandstone building in the Georgian style. The four front rooms have been preserved much as they were in Thomas Brown's day, and contain some beautiful regency and early Victorian furniture. The museum ...
Bennett Street, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Falls Gallery
Established in 1989, Falls Gallery provides changing exhibitions of works on paper and ceramics by emerging and well established artists. This beautifully restored turn of the century weatherboard cottage is set in a large well established garden along a leafy mountains road. On the property is also a studio and pottery workshop. Works include etchings by Arthur Boyd, Charles Blackman and others, plus works from Wendy Sharpe and Garry Shead ...
161 Falls Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Greater Blue Mountains Drive - Blue Mountains Discovery Trail
The 'edge-of-the-world' drive around the cliff tops between Katoomba and Wentworth Falls are part of this Blue Mountains Discovery Trail. Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, it is packed full of lookouts, picnic areas and walking tracks located alongside galleries, cafes, museums, antiques and accommodation in the villages of Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls. Highlights include Echo Point and the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Scenic ...
Great Western Highway, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
In 1906 the Australian Government decided Australia should be independent from Britain for her defence needs. The Lithgow Small Arms Factory commenced production in 1912. This museum, situated in the grounds of the Small Arms Factory, celebrates the rich history of Australia's first high precision mass production facility and its people. Over its years of operation Lithgow SAF accumulated military small arms from all over the world for technical appraisal. These ...
69 Methven Street, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Loviz Arts Studio
Tanya Loviz is renowned for her cheeky girls in wine glasses and musical themed artworks. She is an internationally recognised self-taught artist with more than 25 years experience, 50 solo shows and a staggering collection of over 1,500 paintings and poetry to match. Tanya's Studio is based in the Springwood NSW area, and there are multiple locations to view her artworks. Visit her website for more information and explore the many ...
Hawkesbury Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Museum
The Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Museum has sixteen rooms, large and small, housing an eclectic collection of artefacts from Australia and exotic shores beyond. From prehistoric times through to early exploration, convict days to more recent times the collection is multifaceted. Early farming tools and dairy utensils, natural history, laundry and kitchenware, the local mining industry, early photographic equipment and musical instruments. Furniture and fashion are ...
Rear Mount Victoria Railway Station, Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786
Mr Pickwicks Fine Old Books
Nestled in the heart of the glorious, World-Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, in a massive 3-storey superannuated Bank Building, sits the delightfully eccentric books and antiques shop known as Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books and Antiques. Mr Pickwick store contains some 60,000 books in all, ranging from rare and arcane leather-bound antiquities through extensive sections on Art, Architecture and Literature to a virtual second-bookshop upstairs containing some 4,000 Penguins and a further 10,000 ...
86 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Nanas Teddies and Toys
Nana's Teddies and Toys is Australia's largest speciality teddy bear mega store with over 15,000 teddy bears, dolls, collectable figurines and plush animals in stock including collectables and limited editions. Approximately one hour from Sydney city with parking at the door. Approximately one kilometre to trains and a local bus service at door. The huge range includes collectable bears, porcelain dolls, Australian animals, rocking horses, plush animals, doll and bear furniture, prams ...
21 Great Western Highway, Blaxland, NSW, 2774
Norman Lindsay Gallery
The Norman Lindsay Gallery is the former home of the illustrious artist and author, Norman Lindsay (1879-1969). Now open as a gallery and run by the National Trust (NSW), it displays the artist's oil paintings, watercolours, etchings, ship models, sculptures plus characters from his classic children's book, The Magic Pudding. Gift shop, landscaped grounds and cafe. ...
14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge, NSW, 2776
NSW Toy and Railway Museum and Leuralla Gardens
Discover a unique collection of fabulous children's toys and trains at the Toy and Railway Museum. Explore a grand home and glorious gardens. Thousands of delighted families and collectors can't be wrong: it's a definite must for the kid in you all. Families and serious collectors alike can explore pre- and post-war toys including dolls, teddy bears, lead figures, comics and books, tin plate trains, aeroplanes, automobiles and working model-railway layouts. ...
36 Olympian Parade, Leura, NSW, 2780
Rick Rutherfords Country Gallery
Rick Rutherford's Country Gallery is open daily and located within the heritage precinct of Lawson, on the Badgery Crescent side of Lawson. As the founding author of "Australian Country Collections" magazine, Rick purchased and restored a graceful Blue Mountains Lawson property years ago, creating a unique country gallery in the process, which is open to the public to inspect firsthand. Within its many rooms, Rick Rutherford's Country Gallery is a world of ...
3 Badgery Crescent, Lawson, NSW, 2783
The Nook Craft Co-Operative
The Nook is a co-operative of creatives from the Blue Mountains sharing their unique, quality work with visitors to this upstairs gallery/shop located on The Leura Mall. It is a collective marketplace, which showcases the work of local artists, designers and artisans. Work available ranges from preserves and jams to beautiful handmade garments, accessories, pottery, candles, children s toys, home wares, stationery, paintings and leadlight. The Nook began in January 1996 ...
133A The Mall, Leura, NSW, 2780
The Victory Theatre Antique Centre
The Victory Theatre Antique Centre is the largest antique centre west of Sydney. Blackheath village, 10 kilometres west of Katoomba, has become a Mecca for antiques and collectables shopping. The Victory Theatre Antique Centre, presents 50 dealers over two floors with wares ranging from jewellery, books, vintage clothing, paintings, dolls, ornaments, light fittings, fine china and porcelains, through to furnishings and furniture, and boasts the greatest variety of stock in the ...
17-19 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Explore the oldest roundhouse in NSW and enjoy the sights, sounds (and smells) of rail travel over the last 130 years! Enjoy unlimited 20 minute rides in the 1880s Heritage Listed Sydney Steam Tramcar or 1890 "Cowboy" carriage hauled by ancient tank engine "Stevo". View model railway layouts including a five metre long HO scale model of the Depot as it was in the 1950s. Climb aboard steam engines, carriages ...
17b Tusculum Road, Valley Heights, NSW, 2777
Wild Valley Art Park
Wild Valley Art Park is a self-sufficient eco arts centre located on 17 inspiring acres in Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains. It features a gallery, artist studios and sculpture gardens complete with lake and wetlands. Visitors to Wild Valley can see artists working in a variety of mediums including, painting, textiles, mosaics, pottery and sculpture. It provides the ideal setting for established artists to reconnect and build on their ...
321 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782