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Talisman Gallery

Hartley Historic Site

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Stop by Talisman Gallery at Hartley Historic Site between Lithgow and Mount Victoria. You can browse a selection of unique metal art and silver jewellery by local artisan blacksmith Ron Fitzpatrick.

Historic buildings/places
53 Old Great Western Highway, Hartley, NSW, 2790 - in Hartley Historic Site in Sydney and surrounds
No wheelchair access
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Talisman Gallery sits inside the historic woolshed in Hartley Historic Site. Surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, it’s a great stop-off on your way to or from Jenolan Caves.

You can purchase sculptures and unique silver jewellery. Some pieces are made by Ron himself and reflect his personal interest in opal.

Ron is often blacksmithing in the rustic workshop, so you might enjoy a first-hand encounter of an artisan at work. Ron expresses his meditation and spiritual experiences through his artworks, evoking a real sense of calm and serenity.

The large woolshed doors are a gateway to sensational views over Hartley Valley, and the Kew-Y-Ahn granite tor. Take a stroll along Sculpture walk down to the start of Kew-Y-Ahn Bells Rock Heritage walking track, and enjoy scenic views of majestic granite boulders.

If you're in the area at dawn or dusk, keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos that gather in surrounding fields. The area outside the gallery is home to diverse birdlife including king parrots, galahs, magpies, sulphur crested cockatoos and superb fairy wrens.

You might even spot a large family of cunningham’s skinks, often seen sunbathing in the sunny patches of the workshop.

Although open all year, visit in winter for your chance to see snow. It’s a great season to experience misty mornings and the fresh, crisp air of the Blue Mountains area.

Extend your visit with a calming meander through Rowsons River walk. Or, check out the nearby Hartley Visitor Centre to explore the historic village on a self-guided tour.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Hartley Visitor Centre, Hartley Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Hartley Historic Site Visitor Centre

    Stop in at Hartley Historic Site Visitor Centre to find out about the history of the buildings and town, book tours, and stock up on snacks and drinks.