Coalfields Local History Association Inc.

Coalfields Local History Association Inc
 & the Edgeworth David Museum

The Coalfields Local History Association, formerly the Coalfields Heritage Group, operates a heritage centre (the Sir Edgeworth David Memorial Museum) where rich history and heritage information and material about the coalfields of the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, can be found in its library and archives. The Association, which was founded in 1996, researches, records, preserves, publishes and teaches its regional history freely to all who wish to use the facility.

The CLHA does not undertake research requests at the present time, but researchers are encouraged to visit and use the resources. We welcome new members!

You are also welcome to join us on our Facebook page.

Read more about the Association

You may also be interested in some of our great photos of the Coalfields and surrounding area.


  • The Lost Diggers Exhibition and the Field of Honour events have been postponed for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.


We are now open for research BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Please call 0409 452 555 to book an appointment.