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Mary Mackillop Place

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Address: 9 Mount St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
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+61 2 9954 9688

Mary MacKillop Place, in Mount Street North Sydney, Australia is a place...

Mary MacKillop Place, in Mount Street North Sydney, Australia is a place unlike any other. This beautiful tranquil haven is where the tomb of the iconic Australian and first Saint Mary MacKillop is located. It is a historical ‘must see’ destination that gives you an insight into where this extraordinary woman lived and spent the final years of her life. This unique destination incorporates a spiritual site, café/gift shop, museum, beautiful garden and historic Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel.

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A Peaceful and Spiritual Place in Sydney

I recently visited this lovely place when I was in the area. Mary Mackillop place is a lovely little peaceful street in North Sydney where you will find Mary Mackillop Chapel and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited this lovely place when I was in the area. Mary Mackillop place is a lovely little peaceful street in North Sydney where you will find Mary Mackillop Chapel and Tomb. It is also a short walk from North Sydney Railway Station. There is a small museum and cafe which sells great coffee, light meals and religious items.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

My wife and I visited here just after Mary Mackillop was canonised and became the first Australian Saint. Wonderful meditative place.

1 Thank IanE4
Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is a great place to visit and to reflect on the life of a very special and dedicated person - Saint Mary of the Cross. The museum staff are welcoming and helpful and the Visitor Guide shows the way through a number of rooms and buildings that tells the story of Mary, her Sisters and the works that the... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is worth a visit to the church where St Mary Australia's first saint is buried. You feel a sense of holiness and belonging when you enter this great church. Close to North Sydney CBD. Easy to get to. Really worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Four of us visited Mary Mackillop Place. We were greeted by a volunteer who explained in great detail the Museum, Chapel and Alma Cottage. The Museum is great, with great explanations of items there. The Chapel and resting place of Mary Mackillop are a great place to stop and reflect. Cafe and shop at end were a good place to... More 

1 Thank AusGals
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Accomodation here is great value for money. Set in beautiful grounds, it is close to a train station and buses into the city. With breakfast and free wifi included it is excellent value for money.

1 Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed in single room sure you share kitchen and bathroom but for under $80 a night you get free WiFi free under cover parking and spotless rooms 15 minutes from CBD what more can you ask

2 Thank Joshua W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

My first time here this afternoon and it just took my breath away. Simple surroundings yet a peaceful and spiritual oasis in the heart of North Sydney. I visited the Museum, the Galleries and Alma Cottage, before spending time in the beautiful Chapel for some quiet reflection. I placed a petition for my beloved late parents. Mary MacKillop Place is... More 

1 Thank AshleyAzavedo
Tamworth, Australia
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This museum is a spiritual visit. Your visit starts in a old school. Our guide sat us down and talked about how it was back in the early 1800s. Mary MacKillop was a remarkable women how she helped people. The museum has intractable exhibits. You also walk through Mary's house. Mary MacKillop is buried there. This is a very humbling... More 

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Finale Emilia, Italy
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The place is really close to the train station which makes it easy to go everywhere..really close to cbd.. The room was fine..TV,fan and WiFi...pretty quiet and good cleanings everyday.. The only thing that it made feel little uncomfortable is the fact that is a monastery so there's Virgins and crosses everywhere.. If it was more neutral the lodge part... More 

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