Lake Macquarie and District Museum

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    Aerial view of Toronto


Opened in 1992, the Lake Macquarie and District Museum is located in the once abandoned, now picturesque Toronto Railway Station on the shores of Lake Macquarie.

There is an extensive photograph collection some of which date back to the 19th century. The photographs show the development of the area from past to present.

Themed displays include presentations on the Rathmines–former Flying Boat base, the history of the Morriset Hospital and the historic railway.

The Museum, archive room and Heritage Research Centre is operated by the Lake Macquarie and District Historical Society.


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Entry Fees

Gold coin donation

Getting There

Victory Road
Toronto, NSW 2283

Opening Hours


(other times by appointment)

Sunday, Wednesday

13:00 to 16:00 (including Public Holidays)

(closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday)

The Heritage Centre

The Museum stocks books and other publications available for purchase.

Picturesque setting

The site is available for wedding photography and community based events. Fresh Devonshire Tea can be arranged for groups of 12 or more, outdoor tables & chairs, toilets, electricity provided.

Coast to Newcastle

From the Central Coast, this trail leads north to the dynamic city ...


Railway buffs, this one's for you.

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