We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Illawarra Museum

11 Market St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4228 7770
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A great little local museum

Visited this great little local museum after it was recommended by the Visitor Information Centre... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tony W
,
Sydney
End of a historical walk of Wollongong

Fantastic gem of the Illawarra! Wonderful exhibits and very helpful volunteer staff,I encourage... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Christine F
,
Wollongong, Australia
Read all 10 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good60%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
2 days ago
“A great little local museum”
27 May 2017
“End of a historical walk of Wollongong”
LOCATION
11 Market St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 2 4228 7770
Write a Review
Reviews (10)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this great little local museum after it was recommended by the Visitor Information Centre. Very glad we did. The museum is only small but is dedicated to the history of the Illawarra and therefore is a great place to show the kids how the...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Fantastic gem of the Illawarra! Wonderful exhibits and very helpful volunteer staff,I encourage everyone to visit if they have the time.

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 18 February 2016

From humble beginnings I have been pleasantly surprised on a recent visit just how this museum has grown and developed. The displays have grown to the extent the staff tell me some items have to be stored and brought out for particular themed displays. The...More

1  Thank Michael_edn
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Having not been to the museum for a while I was pleasantly surprised to see how it has grown and the number of exhibits on display. The original building is the same but exhibits have grown outside. They change due to the growing number of...More

1  Thank Michael_edn
Reviewed 18 February 2015

the variety of a little museum is excellent as it dies certainly give you a very good idea of what the Illawarra was like in past gone eras..Good hands on exhibits also.

1  Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

Went here the other day and this place is the worst museum I have been to nothing interesting here guys let's be honest...

2  Thank Ilovefood1244
Reviewed 2 March 2014

This museum is small but the information is great. It shows the history of the Wollengong with the guide is perfect. They explained everything. There are many display and photos for you to enjoy. Entrance fee is $4 which is reasonable.

1  Thank Ming Ho L
Reviewed 22 February 2014

I like this museum but it is only small, so may not meet the expectations of some types of traveller. I found it very interesting, however especially the old photographs.

Thank KirstyZee
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We visited this museum late last year, and loved it. I LIVE in this town, and had not seen it for about 36 years!! We had our 8 yr old granddaughter with us, who was intrigued with the class room. Staff was very knowledgeable and...More

2  Thank Virginie S
Reviewed 14 January 2013

I've taken groups of Cub Scouts (8-11) to this museum a couple of times, and they've always enjoyed learning about Wollongong's early settled history. The curators have put a lot of effort into presenting the building "as it was" and really do set the scene...More

2  Thank Benjamin L
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Samaras Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine
143 reviews
.12 km away
Deli & Dine on Market
18 reviews
.07 km away
Ghedia's Indian Restaurant
101 reviews
.12 km away
Harbour St
39 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
263 reviews
.86 km away
Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track
121 reviews
.65 km away
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
51 reviews
.33 km away
WIN Sports and Entertainment Centres
90 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Illawarra Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit