About the Museum

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

The Illawarra Museum Wollongong  is a two storey heritage building housing a vast collection of furntiure and objects from the Wollongong region dating from the Nineteenth Century to the present day.

The ground floor displays a schoolroom where you can sit and reminisce on the best days of your life, and an exhibition of the changes in Wollongong throughout the years. Venture into our courtyard and see how people lived before electricity in our kitchen and laundry exhibits. Experience rural and farming lifestyles with our exhibits including the Stockman's Hut, Air Raid Shelter and a 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 ploughs.

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




Opening Hours 

Wednesday       Noon to 3.00pm 

Sunday              Noon to 3.00pm 

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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