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Mary Mackillop Place Museum
Mary Mackillop Place Museum

Mary MacKillop Place Museum

The Mary MacKillop Place Museum is one of Sydney’s unique attractions, and for good reason. The museum marks the site where the country’s first Saint lived and is a serene getaway tucked away from the bustling city—an extraordinary place to visit.

The museum opened in 1995 and has since regaled visitors with the incredible story of Mary MacKillop, after whom it is named. Mary lived between 1842 and 1909 and, upon her death, was buried on-site at the place where the museum stands today.

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Her extraordinary story captures human resilience over seemingly challenging obstacles, marking a woman who lived her life triumphantly. A visit to the museum allows visitors to learn about the work started by Mary MacKillop while celebrating the rich heritage she left behind.

Touring the museum is a fantastic chance for visitors to understand the country’s history from mid-colonial to pre-federation. For a museum steeped in the Catholic Church’s rapid growth, the experience here is an eye-opening adventure for both religious and non-religious folk.

The Mary MacKillop Place Museum is a unique heritage space made up of several gallery areas in different parts of the buildings. The various exhibitions are in three permanent galleries, one permanent exhibition at Alma Cottage, and one temporary exhibition gallery.

The permanent exhibitions include an orientation video on the path to sainthood and an interactive learning space equipped with the latest technology for group sessions. Alma Cottage was Mary’s home for 25 years until her death. The cottage has been tastefully refurbished to reflect Mary’s desire to lead a humble life.

In addition to the attractions, you may also choose to spend some time at the museum by taking up accommodation options at Anderledy Lodge. Other amenities include a gift shop and cafe with free Wi-Fi.

To plan your visit, head to Mary MacKillop Place Museum, located on Mount Street in North Sydney. It is open from 10am to 4pm daily.

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  • My father who is 91 years old and will be having radiation treatment in January could he stay here near the hospital, he will need daily treatment for 6 weeks, he is a devoted catholic and has always prayed to Mary McKillop all his life. Thank You

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Adult: $10
Concession: $8
Child (school age): $6.50
Child (before school age): Free
Family (1Ad + 2 school age children): $19
Family (2Ad + 2 school age children): $28
Extra school age children: $2.50
Adult tour group (per adult): $8
School tour group (per student): $6
Museums Australia/ICOM members: Free

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