|DETAILS:||Museum, Tourist attraction, (Edit)|
|Address:||60 Opal St, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834, Australia|
|Phone:||(02) 6829 0618|
when we went there it was the school holidays and the place was closed. there was for sale signs up so the owner must need it sold. none the less we didnt drive that far to not get some photos and happy snaps with the family and dog. it was clever how they built the house. good reason for a drink. we did not go inside and maybe one day if we were to go back we could go inside? i am not sure. i also saw the wellington bottle house. this house is alot more rustic and looks hand built labor of love for whoever built it. must see if you travel to lightning ridge for sure
Good for a look as you check out the area of Lightening Ridge. Apparently made up of some 5000 odd bottles.
Quiet the day we visited but still very interesting. The attendant shared some of the history of the building with us and happy to answer all questions.Beautiful to see the morning sun shining through the bottles. Lots of other artefacts of past times on shelves and hanging from the ceiling. Samples of opals and some to buy too.
Off street parking available.
As part of what lightning ridge has to offer to tourists is the bottle house, a house made nearly entirely of empty glass bottles. It was an immensely impressive sight to look at, with the sheer amount of work that would have had to been put into this, and the number of bottles that would have to be saved too. It seemed that a lot of these bottles are also like the same, meaning someone must have had to drink a lot of… something.
We entered through the side of the house, where there was a lady in charge of the entry and also had some opal jewellery on display for sale. The entry was about 10 dollars if I recall correctly, and we went through, and it was pretty much like a hoarders house, but arranged in a much neater manner with several items of importance in a glass display. It was cool to see all these things, but I didnt really expect it at all. The front half of the house is filled with a bunch of bits and pieces of items from the past, like there is such a random assortment of things here that I cant simply group them into one word. It was pretty cool, and believe it or not, there were even more empty bottles inside.
This is probably the jankiest looking museum ive ever been to, but it was an interesting sight for sure.
A little overpriced at $10 entry fee.
A lot of old relics and antiques inside but not much info on the history. Interesting to look at but I think I expected a little more bang for my buck
The phone number for Bottle House Museum is (02) 6829 0618.
Bottle House Museum is located at 60 Opal St, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834, Australia