Chifley Home and Interpretation CentreLast updated Friday, 26 Nov 2010.
Chifley Home is a house museum administered by Bathurst Regional Council. The 1880s semi-detached terrace was the only marital home of Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife, Elizabeth, from 1914 until Elizabeth’s death in 1962 when it was bequeathed to the local Presbyterian Church. The house and its contents were purchased from the church in 1972 by the Bathurst City Council and opened as a house museum in 1973. Chifley Home is one of only two homes of past Australian Prime Ministers currently opened to the public in Australia, and is the only one in New South Wales. The house adjoining Chifley Home was purchased by Bathurst Regional Council in 2008 and during 2009 major structural works were undertaken to develop the site as the new Chifley Home Interpretation Centre. The Centre is due to open in early 2010.
Resident organisations at Chifley Home and Interpretation Centre: None
Category: Gallery/Museum (paid staff)
Phone: 02 6332 1444
10 Busby Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795
Other facilities in Bathurst
Local Government Area: Bathurst Regional Council
- accessible toilets
- a continuous accessible path of travel within the building to all public spaces, services and facilities
- a set down area at the facility entrance with a kerb ramp to allow access from the road to the entrance
- handrails fitted to stairs and ramps
- the capacity for people in wheelchairs to sit with their companions in auditoriums or other fixed seating areas
Dedicated parking: Chifley Home and Interpretation Centre does not have dedicated parking.
Disabled access: yes
CateringNo catering facilities are on offer.
School visitors: 5.0
Collection items: Between 500 and 1000 items