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Directory of museums in the Shoalhaven area

A comprehensive list of museums operating in the Shoalhaven area.

Fleet Air Arm Museum- Albatross

Fly back through time at Australia's largest aviation and regional museum with over 35 aircraft. Stand nose to nose with jets, walk under a DC3 or sit in a cockpit and image yourself as a pilot. The Museum’s hangar full of history takes you on a journey from the first flight in Australia, past the invention of the jet engine to modern military aircraft and flyable planes only recently decommissioned.
There is a cafe overlooking all the action at HMAS Albatross. While eating lunch you might be lucky enough to see a Navy helicopter land, paratroopers fall from the sky or a visiting jet.
The Museum includes a souvenir shop, art gallery, and BBQ facilities.

Pay a visit to the Fleet Air Arm website (new window) 
Address: HMAS Albatross, Nowra 2540
Phone: (02) 4424 1920
Fax: (02) 4424 1999

Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Settlement Museum and Park 

Next to the Valley's historic Hampden Bridge Pioneer Settlement Museum and Park is a collection of buildings, farm machinery, house and personal items collected from the 19th century.
The display of artefacts and photographs depict families from the Valley and show how early settlers and pioneers lived, worked and played. 

Visit the Kangaroo Valley Museum website (new window)
Address: 2029 Moss Vale Rd, Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577
Phone: (02) 4465 1306
Fax: (02) 4465 1306
E-mail :

The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

The complex features attractions for all ages: three museums including a world-class collection of surveying/navigational instruments; Aboriginal Gallery; arts and crafts; the 1912 Lady Denman, a wooden ferry from which the complex takes its name; regular travelling exhibitions; marine reserve; picnic and barbecue grounds; historic bush church, classrooms and boatshed all set on three hectares of creekfront reserve.
The magnificent adjacent Mangrove Boardwalk and bushwalking track is well worth further investigation as are the monthly markets, musical evenings and education program. 

The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum (new window)
Address: Woollamia Rd/Dent St, Huskisson NSW 2540
Phone: (02) 4441 5675

Meroogal – Nowra (Historic Houses Trust of NSW)

Built in 1885, this fascinating timber house was home to four generations of women from the same family. Their daily routines, domestic chores and social lives have moulded it's intimate rooms. Meroogal's exceptionally rich collection of personal objects provides an insight into the private lives and daily world of this family for nearly a century. 

Historic Houses Trust NSW - Meroogal (new window)
Address Corner West & Worrigee Streets, Nowra NSW 2541
Telephone: (02) 4421 8150
Fax: (02) 4421 2747
E-mail :

Nowra Museum and Shoalhaven Historical Society

Nowra Museum is the former Police Station (circa 1901) and has exhibitions relating to the Nowra district with occasional special displays. Advice can be obtained on researching local history.
Opening hours are 1.00pm to 4.00pm Saturday & Sunday, 1.00pm - 4.00pm Wednesday & Friday during school holidays. 

Address: Cnr Plunkett and Kinghorne Sts, Nowra NSW 2541
Email :

Tabourie Lake Museum Foundation Inc.

One man's unique collection of late 19th and 20th century memorabilia. Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South African artefacts and much more. Over 12,000 objects in all. There are barbecues and picnic tables in the grounds.
Opening hours are Open 10.00am to 4.00pm weekends, public and school holidays or by request 
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. 

Address: 45 Princes Hwy, Tabourie Lake NSW 2539
Telephone: (02) 4457 3269 

Arthur Boyd's Bundanon - Illaroo

Bundanon is the original homestead of Arthur and Yvonne Boyd. Arthur Boyd was an internationally recognised Australian artist. Bundanon is located on 1,100 hectares of pristine bush land overlooking the Shoalhaven River.
The homestead is open for tours every Sunday between 10.30am and 4.00pm. The Studio is also open for guided tours. The upstairs gallery changes exhibitions every three months.
Visitors are invited to enjoy the river walks and picnic grounds. The size of the road means that coach size is limited to single axle. 

BundanonTrust (new window)
Address: Bundanon Rd, Illaroo via West Cambewarra
Telephone: (02) 4423 5999 or (02) 4422 2100
Fax: (02) 4422 7190

Berry and Districts Historical Society

A museum of everyday life in Berry. Artefacts are collected from people, clubs, associations and businesses in the area to show the way of life through the history of the area from the original occupation by indigenous occupants onwards.
Opening Hours are 11am to 2pm Saturday 11am to 3pm Sunday 7 Days School Holidays 

Berry Districts Historical Society (new window)
Address: 135 Queen St, Berry NSW 2535
Telephone: (02) 4464 3097

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