Early Start Discovery Space

Where curious minds play Early Start Discovery Space is the first dedicated children’s museum in the world based on a university campus. It provides interactive experiences, stimulating educational programs and learn-through-play activities for children aged birth to 10 years and their families. Backed by research UOW researchers and their findings guide and influence all educational

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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc (HARS)

We traverse Australia in search of aviation artefacts. We recover and where possible restore to flying condition, aircraft or types of aircraft that have played a significant part in Australian aviation history in both civil and military arenas. We work with over 70 licensed aircraft engineers to preserve these historic aircraft. Their licenses cover virtually

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Bulli Black Diamond Museum Heritage Centre

The Bulli Black Diamond Museum Heritage Centre is located on the eastern platform Bulli Railway Station. The museum opened in 1989 and houses a collection of railway and local coal mining artefacts, as well as physical and photographic exhibitions of local interest.  Rail in Bulli has a long history of over 150 years, beginning with

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The Hanging Space

See fresh new works by some of the Illawarra’s best contemporary artists at The Hanging Space Gallery. Monthly exhibitions are carefully curated and make the best use of this surprising space located above Manic Organic Whole Foods. Artist’s talks are on the second Sunday of the month at 2:30pm. The Hanging Space is an initiative

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The Australian Motorlife Museum

The goal of the Australian Motorlife Museum is to display to the public the history of motoring, especially in the era pre 1940.  Later vehicles will also be exhibited and collected, keeping the overriding quantities of the exhibitions to this period.  Collections will include motor accessories, tools, service station and motor garage equipment, photographs and

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Breakwater Battery Museum

Please note that the Breakwater Battery Museum is currently closed.  — Step into the past, present and future at Port Kembla Heritage Park. Located adjacent to the Eastern Breakwater of Port Kembla Outer Harbour, the heritage park precinct has been and remains an observer of the development of the region from aboriginal times through to

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Science Space

Welcome to Science Space. Science Space is located on the Innovation Campus University of Wollongong. Do you like to get “hands on”? Our two-storey Exhibit Hall has over 100 interactive exhibits relating to various themes like “The Machine “, “Dinosaurs, Fossils and Coal” and “Nanotechnology” Do you have an interest in astronomy? Visit the most advanced digital immersive planetarium in Australia

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Illawarra Museum Wollongong

The Illawarra Museum Wollongong focuses on the heritage and history of Wollongong. The collection is housed in the former Post and Telegraph Office built between 1865 and 1882–an excellent example of late colonial architecture. The Museum collection conveys a sense of life in the days before Wollongong was dominated by heavy industry. The foyer features

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The Old Wollongong Courthouse

The Old Court House is the oldest public building in Wollongong and represents the era when Wollongong Harbour was a major port. Built in 1858, the Court House is a rendered brick building with elegant sandstone arched portico. From 1885, the building was used as a customs house servicing the coastal shipping trade.  Following Federation,

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Janet Cosh Herbarium

The Janet Cosh Herbarium is a repository for dried plant specimens collected from the Sydney, Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Tableland regions of New South Wales. The Herbarium provides information on the taxonomy, history, distribution and conservation of plant species within these regions. The specimens are stored in a controlled environment and their details are

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Wollongong Art Gallery

Wollongong Art Gallery is one of the largest regional art museums in Australia, with a major collection  of over 2,500 items and objects in for collection areas Illawarra landscapes prior to 1935, Contemporary Australian, Aboriginal Art from around Australia including the work of local and South Coast Artists and Asian Art and objects. The Gallery

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Art Arena Gallery

Art Arena Gallery Inc. is a volunteer run community art space hosting a wide array of art exhibitions, workshops and events. The longest serving Artist-Run-Initiative in the Illawarra, for 28 years, Art Arena has functioned as a cultural hub for Wollongong art. Art Arena serves as an incubator that fuels creative industry, supporting career, emerging

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Shellharbour City Museum

Shellharbour City Museum (formerly Tongarra Museum) is Shellharbour’s local history museum. We aim to share stories, past and present, of the people, places and events that make our great city what it is today. Visit our museum to discover more about the history of Shellharbour through changing exhibitions of Aboriginal and European culture. Our collection includes artefacts, photographs,

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Illawarra Light Railway Museum

The Illawarra Light Railway Museum is a place for public exhibition of light railway locomotives and rolling stock, along with other related items of historical interests. We educate the public in the mechanics, manufacture and operation of steam engines and other mechanical devices used for light railway operations and industry. As well as inform the

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