Showcasing Australia's industrial history in technical and human terms.
The history of the Lithgow Small Arm Factory is about people - their aspirations, disappointments, and achievements, the economic and social hardships endured, the influence of our British heritage on Australia in the early 1900s, and sheer human stubbornness. It is also about the introduction of new technologies into the emerging new nation. The Lithgow Factory was Australia's first high precision mass production facility.
This museum located on the original Small Arms Factory site houses a fascinating collection that showcases the industrial heritage of our nation, and the finest firearms display in the Southern Hemisphere. You may be surprised to recognise some of diverse array of commercial items manufactured by the factory during the lean times.