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Interesting local history

Half an hour spent here enables you to see the village in a new light. Interesting old... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2018
Roy H
Brisbane Region, Australia
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Took friends to experience some of our local history. Volunteers were very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Vicki M
Brisbane, Australia
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1 Ocean Avenue South, South West Rocks, New South Wales NSW 2431, Australia
+61 2 6567 0059
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Reviewed 29 December 2018

Half an hour spent here enables you to see the village in a new light. Interesting old photos,artifacts models etc.Recommended .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roy H
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Took friends to experience some of our local history. Volunteers were very knowledgeable and passionate.we spent an hour reading and looking at the exhibits..well done...

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Wonderful little place to enjoy the local history - very informative with many old photos to help relate to the past

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lester S
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We found this really interesting having no idea about the number of ships that have come aground and been stranded on the beach here. The volunteers were friendly and helpful too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kimkath61
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Situated in an idyllic location, this lovingly preserved little boatshed cottage houses an extensive collection relating the area's history. Increasingly, local residents are becoming the custodians of the various small stories that combine to form our national identity, and it is inspiring to see their...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PrintMama
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

A must see when you are in south West Rocks. The history within the building is amazing. A gold coin donation is all the is required.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Norm M
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This little museum is just the place to go to get a sense of the history of this beautiful little town! I loved the photographs and memorabilia of A by gone era.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 1183KelC
Reviewed 20 February 2017

In an old historic cottage, this is a display of artefacts, photos, newspaper articles and models about the ships which plied the area around South West Rocks....well worth a visit, take it at your own pace and read as much detail as you can take...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 9 February 2017

A very interesting insight into the later period of Australia's European settlement and the life lived in an era of busy coastal shipping. It is very heartening to see such a well run and volunteer run establishment that provides a good local history for all...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank KBS61
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very informative and nice that they have displayed information on some of the maritime people from the area which made it very personal. The volunteers are very helpful and friendly about everything in South West Rocks.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jill A
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