Museums & Heritage

Museums & Heritage


  • ELIZABETH FARM

    Built for the young military couple John and Elizabeth Macarthur and their growing family in 1793, Elizabeth Farm is one of the oldest homes in Australia. The displays show the life and times of the more privileged settlers and is a wonderful example of their lifestyles.

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    Address: 70 Alice Street, Rosehill, NSW, 2142
    Open: Open: Wednesday to Sunday – 10.00am–4.00pm

  • LEURALLA TOY AND RAILWAY MUSEUM

    Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest collection of toys, trains and associated memorabilia. Whether you’re a family or a serious collector, the world class displays of 20th century toys, from Barbie, Popeye, Tintin and Alice in Wonderland will captivate and entertain.The displays are housed in an historic early 20th century mansion, set in lush, 5 hectare award-winning gardens filled with interactive displays and picturesque scenes.

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    Address: Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum – 36 Olympian Parade, Leura, NSW, 2780
    Open: Monday to Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm

  • ROUSE HILL HOUSE AND FARM

    Filled with an assortment of belongings and treasures, this house and farm chronicles the changing fortunes of six generations of the one family. The exhibits are wonderful array of inter-generational influence on the live and times of the homestead and the settler population.

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    Address: 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155
    Open: Wednesday to Sunday 10am–4pm

  • FEMALE ORPHAN SCHOOL AND MARGARET WHILTHAM GALLERIES

    The Female Orphan School building is a key witness to some of the most significant social changes in Australian history. The building has shaped thousands of lives over the two centuries it has stood on the banks of the Parramatta River. Whilst something of a hidden treasure, the building is of immense significance to Australia’s social history. It is one of the very few surviving public buildings of its size dating from the early colonial period.

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    Address: Cnr of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Parramatta South Campus of Western Sydney University, Rydalmere

  • THE NSW LANCERS MEMORIAL MUSEUM

    Lancer Barracks were built in Parramatta, between 1818 and 1820 to house the British troops who garrisoned the then colony of New South Wales. The Governor, Lachlan Macquarie recognised he was building for a future nation and had them built to last. The building and their contents are an integral part of Australia’s Military history, and the history of the Parramatta Community.

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    Address: 2 Smith St, Parramatta, NSW 2150, Australia

  • THE BLACKTOWN CITY BICENTENNIAL MUSEUM

    The Museum of located in the buildings originally constructed for the first public school to open in Riverstone in 1882 with a compliment of 42 students, This volunteer-run museum displays history from the local area and is a credit to people who have cherished the heritage of Liverpool. Displays include material from the historic meat-works, farm machinery, household furniture, sporting memorabilia, books, photos, military memorabilia and more.

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    Address: Garfield Road, Riverstone, NSW 2765
    Open: 11:00am to 3:00pm – First Sunday of every month. Other hours by appointment

  • MUSEUM OF FIRE

    “I’ve been bringing my grandchildren for years – we all love it! All the amazing fire engines lovingly restored by the volunteers put on a massive and comprehensive display from the early days of firefighting. And the kids’ area keeps mine enthralled for hours! Then we picnic outside (make sure you pack food as none is available) in the play area – occasionally, if we’re lucky – having a ride in one of the old fire engines!! And sometimes even seeing Sydney firemen doing some of their drills there. The best kids’ day out!”

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    Address: Museum Dr | Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
    Open: 7 days per week from 9.30am to 4.30pm

  • PEACOCK GALLERY AND AUBURN ARTS STUDIO

    The Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio includes: two gallery spaces, an arts studio for residencies, an outdoor workshop area and a regular program of exhibitions, workshops and activities. Visit the Peacock Gallery and Arts Studio to experience a World of Art in Auburn with exhibitions and activities reflective of the vibrancy of the diverse Auburn community and artists who offer an engaging program of exhibitions.

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    Address: Auburn Botanic Gardens, Auburn, NSW, 2144
    Open: Wed to Sun 11am – 4pm.