Chambers of The Black Hand, Lightning Ridge

One of the more unusual attractions in New South Wales, Chambers of The Black Hand consists of a collection of more than 350 carvings and murals on the sandstone walls of a disused opal mine. The gallery’s resident artist, Ron Canlin, has carved a variety of images, including reliefs of the Last Supper, Atlas holding the world, and a replica of an Egyptian tomb. A jewelry shop can also be found in the mine, where you can purchase opal mined locally. Take a look at our Lightning Ridge tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Chambers of The Black Hand and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 16, 2017
    These are amazing sculpture/carvings. Must say I prefer the unpainted ones which show the sandstone colours. The artist is still working on new carvings so there will be new things to see over time.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Awesome art. See what you can do with a butter knife and fork and be amazed at what the artists has created. Don't be put off by the number of stairs. I am a not so fit 57 yo and I did the ascent easi...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Price of $35 is very expensive for what it is. Don't really need a DVD of the attraction but it is "included". No price shown until you have signed your name to a guided tour. Won't be back.  more »
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  • September 7, 2017
    Excellent opal mine to visit if your lucky enough to meet the artist he is a master at his work and passion very much a place to visit for all the family.
  • April 24, 2017
    Second visit to see the carvings. One of the most amazing places. Ron's work is always ongoing and a joy to see. This time we bought an opal and got an incredible gem at a great price thank you Trevor! Highly recommend this, truly not to be missed.
  • September 20, 2017
    Excellent value for the $35 pp. Jewellery for sale
  • August 11, 2017
    Brilliant sculptures lovely opals. Great experience
  • September 8, 2017
    Great place. Little bit on the expensive

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