The Glen Museum

The Glen Museum is situated in Portland, a small rural community approx. twenty minutes west of Lithgow NSW. The museum is housed in the old hospital building of the former Portland Cement Works site, now known as The Foundations.

The Glen Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 3pm.

To book a tour at another time call Fay for more information: 0411 289 607.

The collection is the result of lifelong work by local identity, the late Charlie Pinch, who worked at the cement works and his partner, the late Valerie Risby.

Charlie started collecting and preserving items of the past in the early 1960s when he noticed the history of Portland disappearing in the wave of modernism and renovation occurring in Australia at the time.

The collection contains some unique and rare objects that provide a valuable insight into rural life in a town built around one industry and one company. It contains everyday household items, farming, hospital, social life, and business paraphernalia .

The Glen is managed and maintained by a volunteer committee with continuing assistance from the relatives of Charlie and Valerie.

The Glen is a non-profit organisation, at the end of your visit feel free to sign the guestbook and as there is no entry fee, all donations are greatly appreciated. All donations are utilised towards the ongoing care and maintenance of the museum.