Galleries & Museums

GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

Blue Mountains Tourism acknowledges that the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is located within the Ngurra (Country) of the Darkinjung, Darug, Dharawal, Gundungurra, Wanaruah and Wiradjuri peoples.

Blue Mountains Tourism respects the deep and unbroken connection that Aboriginal people hold with their Ngurra.

For Aboriginal people, Ngurra takes in everything within the physical, cultural and spiritual landscape — landforms, waterways, air, trees, rocks, plants, animals, food, medicine, minerals, stories and special places and includes cultural practice, kinship, knowledge, songs, stories and art, as well as spiritual beings and people past, present and future.

The Blue Mountains’ cultural heritage dates back tens of thousands of years, with that rich history imprinted on every rock formation, cave and even the land itself.

Who can gaze at the Three Sisters without wondering about the legend behind it, the story of Meehi, Wimla and Gunnedoo? Then there are the ancient galleries, rock paintings hidden on eternal canvases such as Walls Cave in the Blue Mountains National Park.

Perhaps it's the light, the blue haze created by the eucalyptus oil, the rugged beauty of the bushland or the golden glow of the sandstone escarpment at sunset – but from these ancient markings, to the bohemian fantasies of the legendary Norman Lindsay and the bold creations of our modern artists, this region has always inspired creativity.

To explore our culture and art, visit one of many galleries, such as the fascinating Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge or the contemporary Lost Bear Gallery.

To further explore the history of the Blue Mountains, wander around one of the Blue Mountains National Park’s historic sites at Hill End and Hartley Village; or take a stroll through one of our National Trust properties, such as Everglades or the Woodford Academy.

So much history and culture – if only our sandstone walls could talk!

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