Illawarra Museum Wollongong

Step into the world of early settlers and unravel the rich tapestry of local history at the Illawarra Museum Wollongong.

Discover the latest addition to the museum – cutting-edge voice-activated technology that brings some displays to life.

Among the museum’s treasures is the wedding attire of Sandra Vivienne Nelson and Ronald Walker Brenchley. These two educators, who crossed paths at Lake Illawarra South Primary School, exchanged vows at Saint Paul’s Church of England Castle Hill in Sydney on May 9th, 1964.

The Illawarra Museum proudly presents an extensive collection of furniture and artifacts originating from the Wollongong region.

This captivating assortment spans from the Nineteenth Century to the present day. Immerse yourself in a nostalgic schoolroom setting and explore an exhibition that chronicles the evolving landscape of Wollongong.

Step into the courtyard to witness life in a pre-electricity era, complete with kitchen and laundry exhibits. Experience the rural and farming lifestyles of yesteryears through exhibits like the Stockman’s Hut, Air Raid Shelter, and Blacksmith’s shop. The Farm Shed showcases a fascinating array of agricultural, dairy, and farm tools.

A meticulously curated bedroom and parlour provide insights into the lives of more affluent households during the Nineteenth Century.

The furniture on display bears a personal connection, generously donated by local families…



May 26 2024


12 oclock till 3 pm Sunday and Wednesdays
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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11 Market St, Wollongong

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  • Date
    May 29 2024
  • Time
    12 oclock till 3 pm Sunday and Wednesdays
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm