About the Museum

Discover local history and see how early settlers lived and worked. 

The Illawarra Museum is a two story heritage building housing a vast collection of furntiure and objects from the Illawarra region dating between the Nineteeth and early Twentieth Century.

The ground floor exhibits a schoolroom where you can sit and reminisce of the best days of your life, and a changing exhibition space currently displaying maps of the changing Illawarra throughout the years. Venture into our courtyard and see how people lived in the home before electricity in our kitchen and laundry exhibits. Expereince rural and farming lifestyles with out exhibits including the Stockman's Hut, Air Raid Shelter and a Working Blacksmith's shop. Our Farm Shed displays agricultural, dairy and farm tools as well as several horse drawn vehicles, including a milk and bread cart and plows.

The second floor exhibits a bedroom and parlour displaying the lifestyle of the more prosperous households during the Nineteeth Century featuring furniture used and donated to the museum by local families. 


Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday      Closed
Tuesday      Closed
Wednesday        Noon to 3.00pm
Thursday      Closed
Friday      Closed
Saturday      Noon to 3.00pm

Sunday              Noon to 3.00pm

Group and school visits can be arranged outside normal opening hours

Entry is FREE but donations are appreciated.  Donations of $2.00 or more may be tax deductible.  Please ask for a receipt.

Group visits out of normal opening times are possible however attract a charge of $3.00 per person.

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