Arms of Australia Inn Museum

The Arms of Australia Inn Museum administered by the Nepean District Historical Society.

Located in the Penrith Valley, at Emu Plains, the Arms of Australia Inn Museum sits at the gateway to the Blue Mountains National Park. The inn was once a staging post for travellers making the trip from Sydney over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and the goldfields.

Due to its colourful history, the inn is an interesting venue for local activities, tourism and special events such as school tours, school holiday activities and exhibitions. It is also popular as a wedding venue.

Built it two sections, the first in 1826, it is one of the oldest buildings in Penrith.

The museum collection contains thousands of photos and artefacts that were either used or manufactured in the local area. It is also the home of the NSW Corps of Marines who recreate the lives and times of the First Fleet.

The Nepean District Historical Society meets at the Inn on the 4th Saturday of each month at 1pm and includes a guest speaker. Visitors are welcome.


Bookings for tours, school groups and lantern tours 

Please contact the museum on 02 4735 4394 during opening hours, leave a message or email

Visit the website for admission charges


Contact & Visit

Arms of Australia Inn Museum
Corner of Gardenia Avenue and Great Western Highway
Emu Plains

(02) 4735 4394

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Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday by appointment