THE Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum will begin its round of special activities this weekend to mark the centenary of the opening of the Small Arms factory.
The museum — recognised as world class — celebrates the history of the factory in both technical and human terms of what is generally regarded as the birthplace of modern manufacturing in Australia.
It has become one of the largest and most important tourist attractions in Lithgow since opening in 1996 and is operated entirely by volunteers.
It has a unique collection of firearms from around the world, a collection officially owned by the people of Lithgow.
The first in a number of special events to mark the factory’s centenary will be a special exhibition of antique and colonial weapons by members of the Antique Arms Collectors Society of Australia.
The exhibition will open next Monday and continue through to October 27. The official opening of the exhibition (and the cutting of the centenary cake) will be on September 29 when there will also be talks and demonstrations by expert members of the AACSA.
Attendance at both the official opening or the exhibition itself is included in the normal museum admission charge.
On the weekend of October 20-21 there will be a series of centenary workshop talks with excellent speakers and digital presentations followed by discussion time.
There will be a charge of $25 per day or $40 for both days for the workshop, including museum entry, lunch and morning and afternoon tea.
Further details in a later edition.
Bookings are essential as numbers are limited to 75 persons.
For registrations contact the museum on 6351 4452; 0427 560 238; fax 6351 4511; or [email protected]苏州美甲学校.au.
The Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum boasts an internationally acclaimed collection of historic weapons valued at millions of dollars. All are now museum pieces and can never again be fired
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