Illawarra Museum

Illawarra Museum, Wollongong: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Illawarra Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Illawarra Museum
3.5
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The area
Address

3.5
14 reviews
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MagpieOz
Queanbeyan56 contributions
Disappointed at best
May 2019
Not as much actual history of Wollongong as I expected. My partner thought we were going to a 'real' museum and had planned several hours for the site. That was my fault for not expressing that it was a tiny, local place. All in all, the staff was friendly and it had a pleasant presentation. Not really worth the time though ... all 15 minutes of the 'day' that it took to see it.
Written May 24, 2019
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Gregory D
New Lambton1,053 contributions
Very interesting folk/ history museum
Mar 2019 • Couples
Only open for limited hours, this museum has a well curated and presented range of artefacts and material covering the history of the Illawarra district and social aspects. Free entry and well worth a visit for anyone interested in history of the area.
Written March 10, 2019
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John R
Pinellas Park, Florida, USA317 contributions
Local and Friendly
Nov 2018 • Solo
I ducked in here just before closing - maybe 30 minutes before - and the volunteer staff was gracious enough to allow me to wander after hours for a bit to see as much as I could. They were very friendly and we had a nice conversation.
The inside of the building houses rooms from the past, which were interesting, but I found the back even more so. There are plenty of old farming and village implements, and an actual bomb shelter. These and several other things were of great interest to me and the plaques were informative of the time.
If you have some time, this is a nice place to stop in. It's not open all the time - it's run by volunteers - but it maintains some early history of the area, which I think is always important.
Written January 6, 2019
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Nick M
Frenchs Forest, Australia653 contributions
Great, little museum
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a fairly small museum, but if you’re close by it’s worth a stop off.
The period rooms set ups are great, and with children I’m sure they’d find them fascinating.
Written October 14, 2017
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia3,963 contributions
A great little local museum
Sep 2017 • Family
Visited this great little local museum after it was recommended by the Visitor Information Centre. Very glad we did. The museum is only small but is dedicated to the history of the Illawarra and therefore is a great place to show the kids how the region began and developed. Worth a visit.
Written September 24, 2017
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Christine F
Wollongong, Australia67 contributions
End of a historical walk of Wollongong
May 2017 • Friends
Fantastic gem of the Illawarra! Wonderful exhibits and very helpful volunteer staff,I encourage everyone to visit if they have the time.
Written May 28, 2017
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Michael_edn
Wollongong, Australia159 contributions
Growing and improving museum
Jan 2016 • Couples
From humble beginnings I have been pleasantly surprised on a recent visit just how this museum has grown and developed. The displays have grown to the extent the staff tell me some items have to be stored and brought out for particular themed displays.
The only shame is that the opening hours are limited.
If you like history, especially local history, this museum is definitely worth the visit.
Written February 17, 2016
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Michael_edn
Wollongong, Australia159 contributions
Interesting Local Museum continues to grow
Feb 2015 • Solo
Having not been to the museum for a while I was pleasantly surprised to see how it has grown and the number of exhibits on display. The original building is the same but exhibits have grown outside. They change due to the growing number of those available It has a strong local flavour and well worth a visit'
Lovely park, beach, shops, pubs and restaurants nearby.
Written June 22, 2015
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Anthony K
Wollongong, Australia26 contributions
very interesting
Dec 2014 • Friends
the variety of a little museum is excellent as it dies certainly give you a very good idea of what the Illawarra was like in past gone eras..Good hands on exhibits also.
Written February 18, 2015
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Ilovefood1244
1 contribution
This place stinks
Went here the other day and this place is the worst museum I have been to nothing interesting here guys let's be honest...
Written September 17, 2014
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