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Meroogal

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| Corner West and Worrigee Streets, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia
+61 2 4421 8150
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Really interesting place to visit

I was surprised by how interesting it was really worth going to see. The real artefacts used by the... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Deborah C
Five star historic house

This is a must see for culture buffs. Well preserved, original house with a known detailed history... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
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A few blocks from the town centre of Nowra on NSW’s south coast, Meroogal is a rare and precious gem. Barely changed since it was built in the 1880s, the distinctive ‘Carpenter Gothic’ house has been loved and maintained by four generations of Thorburn and Macgregor women through the pleasures and labours of daily life. The house still overflows with their belongings – favourite books and ornaments, furniture, photographs, diaries and journals, newspaper clippings, receipts and recipes, appliances and clothes – and the garden, although reduced from its original size, still provides fruits and fresh produce that hint at their self-sufficiency and hospitality. Meroogal invites us into their lives, and through their private histories draws us into a shared and living past. You can only visit the house in a guided tour, which lasts for about an hour starting at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Meet at the Visitor Centre in the backyard. We are open extra days during NSW school holidays.
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| Corner West and Worrigee Streets, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I was surprised by how interesting it was really worth going to see. The real artefacts used by the women who lived there were lovely to see.

Thank Deborah C
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a must see for culture buffs. Well preserved, original house with a known detailed history. Some interesting furniture, antiques, historic decor and a good commentary. Highly recommended..

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great time visiting the place. Everything was kept in good and original condition. The tour guide was very friendly and informative. Worth visiting if passing Nowra.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

a bit out of town south nowra past the main lights good long drive plenty too see on way we used to go there lots for a drive.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Great tour and very informative, friendly volunteers. I was impressed by the original owners use of local woods and woodworking furniture from the 1800s. When the tour guide opened the 1830s ish Camphaloral blanket box there was still a very light pleasant camphor odour after...More

Thank mac442
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We love going over historic houses and this was one of the best The house was easy to find on the corner West and Worrigee streets Nowra The lady who took us on a tour of the house was very informative about the history of...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Take some great photos of a beautiful house who 3 generations of women ,held their head up high and with every bone in ther body maintained the house .Everything was re stiched that needed to be, everything polished so that they could greet guests.Its a...More

Thank Catherine A
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I adore this historic house. The stories shared by the docents are so engaging and enthralling. The history of the house, the area, the family really come to life. So glad this has been preserved.

1  Thank MsK425
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Meroogal is a great afternoon's visit, the house is full of historic treasures, and a great place to take the kids, for a guided tour .Learn about the fabulous ladies of Meroogal, look at the beautiful handicrafts and learn about how they lived.

1  Thank Gaudibear21
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you like living history museums, you will love Meroogal. We had a personalized guided tour through the house telling us the history of the four generations of women who owned the property. You do need to find opening hours, the visitor centre has all...More

2  Thank Hellen D
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