Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural & Education Centre

Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural & Education Centre, Penrith: Hours, Address, Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural & Education Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural & Education Centre

Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural & Education Centre
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Muru Mittigar offers an authentic Australian Indigenous cultural experience for all visitors. We invite you to share in and celebrate the rich history of Aboriginal Darug culture, our land and our people. We offer a special meeting space to develop an understanding of Aboriginal culture and provide an authentic insight into Aboriginal heritage. Muru Mittigar’s cultural guides will take you on a journey through exciting and enriching cultural activities of sensory experiences.
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Andrea R
Windsor, Australia103 contributions
Indigenous culture and history
Aug 2019
Learn more about our history and the first owners of our fabulous country. Bookings essential for activities... schools and tourists very welcome. Souvenir shop and interactive activities (pay)
Written November 28, 2019
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia3,960 contributions
A great indigenous experience for the family
Jul 2018 • Family
This centre at the Rouse Hill House property is a great way to educate the family on the local indigenous expels of the area. There is a fantastic display of artwork for sale as well as locals who are willing to discuss and eager to share their knowledge, especially with non indigenous visitors. Well worth the effort to visit.
Written July 16, 2018
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Dan-camper
126 contributions
Great staff, great activities
Jul 2018 • Business
Firstly, one must pre-book to have this experience. We took a group of teenagers and the staff were engaging and knowledgable. They talked to the young people about bush tucker and the use of plants in everyday living, taught them how to throw a boomerang and some dancing, then gave a cultural talk and art activity. It was fantastic.
Written July 13, 2018
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jquixote
San Diego, CA38 contributions
Excellent for adults and kids
Aug 2017 • Family
It was a bit hard to find as they had recently moved, but both myself and my 13 year old son learned much about the aboriginal culture and were treated to a personal boomerang throwing lesson. Instructors Josh, Dave, and Richard, were knowledgeable and so very friendly. Book in advance to take advantage of the native food and so that you do not conflict with any of their scheduled school tours.
Written August 14, 2017
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Kitty k
Penrith, Australia5 contributions
You must visit this place
May 2016 • Friends
Fantastic way to appreciate the First Nations culture and people. Very accessible and welcoming. A great way to make connections and understand what belonging to country means.
Written April 1, 2017
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Yvonne R
Penrith, Australia66 contributions
High expectations
Jan 2017 • Couples
Cycling in region so decided to stop in for an experience, support their Cafe, have a coffee, get up to date with 'what's happening there now' so I could bring visitors.
Unfortunately, cafe no longer operating also Gallery itself appeared closed. There were some people wandering around but no-one offered to help, make suggestions of what we could do. There was a group inside so definitely 'something' happening. Presume a pre-booked tour. Sadly, did not feel inspired to come again in the near future although in the past I have been delighted here, bought souvineers as well to take oversees with me.
Written March 7, 2017
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Nathan T
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
Great place to learn about Australian Aboriginal Culture
Jul 2016 • Family
If you are visiting Sydney Australia and are keen to learn about Aboriginal people and culture, then visit Muru Mittigar - a friendly welcome and knowledgeable staff (not to mention the gift shop!) make Muru Mittigar a must see.
Written July 15, 2016
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sixchannel
Wolverhampton, UK278 contributions
Hands on and fun.
Apr 2016 • Couples
We came on this by chance. It is run by aborigines and is full of their history and knowledge (lore) and practical demonstrations. You get to throw a real Boomerang - I did GOOD! lol! and try your hand at aboriginal painting etc. A fun two hours.
Written May 5, 2016
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Graeme S
Romsey, UK70 contributions
A cultural experience
Nov 2015 • Couples
This was a fascinating journey into the culture, history, psyche and mind of the Darug Aboriginal people,

Situated near Penrith in Sydney our guide, Les, took us on a journey discussing how the people lived, how time changed with the coming of the white people, the foods and tastes of the local bushes and trees and how foods were made from nature.

Les, a really fantastic bloke, demonstrated boomerang throwing and didgeridoo playing while Jon Boney, an amazing artist, led us in Aboriginal art and painting while demonstrating the basic symbols of the written Darug language.

We were shown the Yarn Circle, told the meaning of logs and how they are placed, the healing quality of plants and the gathering of Bush Tucker.

Not just a centre for learning but Muru Mittigar also offers training and employment on Natural Resource Management, speciality native nursery production & supply, a place for cultures to share and other areas useful to people.

Food can also be purchased there so good for a family day out.

Great for anyone, particularly school tours this is a good lengthy tour giving insight into the history of west Sydney's original inhabitants.
Written April 10, 2016
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DebG1965
Penrith, Australia16 contributions
Wonderful staff
Sep 2015 • Solo
As we were wanting local native plants for our new garden, and we'd heard Muru Mittigar had these and sell to the public, I head over without calling first. ALL of the staff were amazing - friendly, helpful, personable and professional. I didn't participate in any of the cultural activities on this day, but I did come away with lots of great local plants and knowledge. At the same time as I was there, a group of of more senior men and women were participating in a tour and seemed really pleased with the activities and talks. Congratulations Muru Mittigar!
Written September 30, 2015
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  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM