Berry is situated in the Shoalhaven, a two hour drive south of Sydney.
The Berry Museum is located in the heart of the town, and for those interested in local history, a visit will prove most rewarding!
Housed in the old English Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank building, once known as E.S.& A Bank, was designed by prominent Victorian architect, William Wilkinson Wardell. His brief was to design a series of distinctive bank buildings for Wollongong, Berry, Paddington, Balmain and Camberwell in Victoria.
His design called for the gable end of the building to be finished in the form of a Highland Castle rampart, often referred to as Scottish Baronial, giving the E.S.& A. Bank the impressive presentation it sought. The building is the sole survivor of these suburban banks designed by Wardell and is well worth exploring.
The museum displays an extensive collection of memorabilia, photographs and records donated by the local community relating to Berry’s agricultural, dairying and timber heritage.
A ‘Please do touch’ room is provided for children who are encouraged to explore objects in the museum using the Kids Quiz. So feel free to bring them in – a great family experience for when you are travelling up or down the coast, and a destination in itself.