There are a number of local museums, societies and organisations dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Illawarra heritage and history. There are also state and national bodies that are concerned with environmental protection including the preservation of historical sites.
|Wollongong Heritage and Stories||Gateway to museums and collections in Wollongong|
|Australian Motorlife Museum, Kembla Grange||Collection of historic vehicles and memorabilia.|
|Breakwater Battery Museum, Port Kembla||Military history collection located in World War 2 fortifications. CURRENTLY CLOSED|
|Helensburgh and District Historical Society||Waterfall, Garawarra, Stanwell Park, Stanwell Tops, Otford, Lilyvale and Cawley. Old Mine Surgery Museum records coal mining, railways, forestry, education, sport, social clubs, religion and all other aspects of village life.|
|Illawarra Family History Group||The Group facilitates genealogical research irrespective of location|
|Mount Kembla Mining Heritage Inc||Commemoration of the heritage of Mt Kembla especially the 1902 mine disaster CURRENTLY CLOSED|