school tours

An exciting place to learn

Ride in a real mine transport!
Help the blacksmith forge metal!
Wear a miner's helmet!
Talk to a real coal miner!

Discover the world of coal and the coal miners' lives.

The Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park is not just another stuffy museum. Students are stimulated by the atmosphere of the old coal mine site, the site's wide open lawns and opportunities to interact with a range of weird and wonderful machines and artefacts.

We encourage children to touch and feel. Interactive experiences such as the mine transport ride and blacksmithing demonstration provide memorable experiences and stimulate further discovery

Our hands-on experience is supported by a range of online learning materials that can be used in the classroom, either before or after your tour.


  • Group tours are charged at a rate of $5.00 per student.
  • Teachers, supervisors and coach drivers receive free entry.
  • Refreshment facilities are available for coach drivers.

Group size
We have experience in handling groups of up to 150 students.

Our mine transport ride
is very popular

Myne Bus

Help Phil the friendly blacksmith
forge metal

Blacksmith Demonstration

Picnic facilities
Bushland picnic facilities at the historic powder magazines and facilities in the former bath house provide fine and wet weather options for on-site picnics or catered luncheons. The expansive lawns of the State Mine site also provide spaces for children to release energy or relax.

Historical resources available online