The City of Canada Bay Museum is a social history museum that is home to a diverse and significant collection sourced from different parts of the city.
With more than 1000 pieces on location, it is easy to see why this is a perfect location for a unique day trip during a visit to Sydney.
City of Canada Bay Museum, Address & Opening Hours, Concord NSW
The fascinating thing about this collection is that items sourced and displayed are from between 1915 and 1970; including precious memorabilia that showcases the rich history of the region. The museum was officially opened in 2009 and has since continued to attract visitors who would love to learn more about this beautiful city.
Some of the items on display include clothing, office equipment, antiques, household items, as well as books. There are also documents and photographs that tell the story of the region in vivid detail.
A casual walk through the museum and visitors are always fascinated by the ‘Underwear Through the Ages’ collection, which shows some of the underwear worn in the 19th century and the time periods the followed.
Look out for the ‘Clean and Decent’ collection that shows a complete set of washstand china, in addition to quirky information about bath time in those days. There is also a photography collection that takes you back in time to an era before digital photography. This collection also has a brief history of photography in the 19th century.
Other exhibitions worth checking out include Xylonite (a type of material that was once used before the advancement of plastic), hats, toys, war memorabilia, as well as local industry items. The beauty about this is that the displays are changed on a regular basis, so there is always something new to see and enjoy.
Entry to City of Canada Bay Museum is free for all. Donations are welcome.