Planned Events are held throughout the year and will be featured on this page.  Please do not hesitate to check out the ‘Hosts’, ‘Places to Eat’, ‘Places to Stay’ and the ‘Hidden Gems’ pages for regular open hours.  BMACHO Members invite you to explore the region. Check the events on the right hand side of this page.

Enjoy the rewards of the Scenic Greater Blue Mountains Region and the rich and fascinating history with the locals, who know it best, on the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail, a project of the Blue Mountains Association of Cultural Heritage Organisations Inc (BMACHO)


PLANNED EVENTS:

EVENTS RUNNING FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME

6 to 28 January 2018

20 January, 17 February and 17 March 2018

FIRE at Woodford Academy
The Woodford Academy Management Committee is thrilled to launch ‘Fire’ a site-specific installation by Blue Mountains based artist Kevina-Jo Smith for our first open day for 2018 on Saturday 20 January  at 1pm.  This installation will also be exhibited on 17 February and 17 March 2018. Read more

20 January to 11 March 2018

Moving Histories // Future Projections
Moving Histories // Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media including Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, Soda_Jerk, Angelica Mesiti and Caroline Garcia. Read more

Friday 2 February opening night, 3 February to 18 March 2018

Blue Mountains Portraits
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is celebrating the Blue Mountains community with a major portrait exhibition of local personalities and community members. Special open night 2 February 2018 – please book. Read more

3 – 25 February, 2018

In the Mind's Eye
Ten talented photographers from the Blue Mountains Photography Group, are show casing their beautiful new works, at the Everglades Historic House and Garden Gallery, located in picturesque Leura, NSW. Read more

25 February, 2018

Tarella Open Day Sunday 25 Feb
It’s already the end of February. You must visit Tarella, the Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th century cottage museum at 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls. Tarella will be open from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm on Sunday 25 February 2018. Readmore

March to May 2018

Autumn Colour at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am-5.30pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. Being a cool climate Garden, the change of season is always stunning at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.  Read more

3 March 2018

Annual McLaughlin Lecture
The Blue Mountains Historical Society’s Annual McLaughlin Lecture will be presented by Phil Hammon on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 10.30 am in the Wentworth Falls School of Arts on the Great Western Highway. Phil’s topic will be Bleichert Before and After, the story of the ropeway used to haul coal and oil shale through the Jamison Valley at Katoomba from the 1880s.Read more

3 to 25 March 2018

Soul Garden- Amanda Louise McPaul
Exhibition at Everglades Gallery: Every time I stand in front of an incredibly beautiful landscape, I am moved, deeply, and I have to paint it – I have a longing to share this beauty with others. I want them to see, really see, the beauty of the world around us…Read more

17 March to 13 May 2018

Standing Up Alive - An Aboriginal Art Exhibition and Autumn Kids Quest - Aboriginal Adventure (part of Standing Up Alive)
Standing Up Alive is an Aboriginal expression describing how the people are not only still going, but are dynamic; alive! In addition – Kids, go on a walkabout through the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden – can you find the 5 adventure stops? Read more

24 March 2018

Macquarie Open Day at O'Connell
On 24 March 2018 the former Governor of New South Wales, Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, patron of the Macquarie Society will at 11.00 a.m. formally unveil a plaque to commemorate the restoration of the two storey Convict Barracks (circa 1820-1822).  Read more

30 March to 2 April 2018

Easter Adventure - Self-guided Quest
An Easter Egg Adventure the whole family will enjoy! Use the Easter Adventure map to hop through the Garden and find the 5 activity stations. Complete the fun physical challenges, stamp the passport and collect your egg! Read more

14 April and 26 May 2018

Autumn Bird Walk and Talk with Carol Probets
Join birding guide Carol Probets on a morning walk to see some of the Garden’s beautiful birds and learn about their habits. Autumn is an exciting time, often bringing surprises as migrating birds pass through the area. Read more

18 April 2018

Nerd Alert at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Nerd Alert is all about hands-on Science fun. We’ll make and use fun gadgets, mix up chemical compounds, build and test models, investigate with scientific equipment and experiment with super-cool science! Read more

19 and 20 April 2018

Mountain Critter Capers - Kid's Theatre
Come on an exciting and interactive theatre adventure through the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden! Meet local Mountain Critters on your journey. Can you outstare the grumpy possum? Be kind to a slightly scared snake, help a busy bee pollinate the flowers and lend a hand to a proud bower bird!Read more

28 April 2018

The Buzz on Native Bees
Join Megan Halcroft PhD to learn about bees and how they drive biodiversity and support food security. While most bees live solitary lives and don’t store honey, they are the world’s most efficient flower pollinators. Read more

5 May 2018

150th anniversary of the railway to Mt Victoria
There will be an exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the railway to Mount Victoria, at the Mount Victoria & District Historical Society’s Museum. Official opening will be held at 11.15 am. Read more

12 May 2018

The Blue Mountains History Conference 2018
Heritage Landscapes, the Blue Mountains History Conference, will be held at the Mount Victoria Manor on Satuday 12 May 2018.  Come for the day or make the conference part of a weekend away in the mountains. Read more

 

EVENTS RUNNING OVER A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME

Current – extended

Hawkesbury Regional Museum - Interesting Objects
What do a doll called Ruth, a miner’s couch and a 222 year old document have in common?  They are all part of the current exhibition at Hawkesbury Regional Museum in Windsor.  Read more
MORE INFORMATION:

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Or for more information on regular open hours of museums, historical societies, historic buildings, historic gardens, historic businesses go to the ‘Hosts‘, ‘Places to Eat‘, ‘Places to Stay’ and ‘Hidden Gems‘ pages.