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Berrima District Museum

Explore the history of the Southern Highlands at the Berrima District Museum

The Berrima District Museum is a multi-award winning museum where visitors of all ages will enjoy 5 galleries including a digital gallery with large, high definition screens and 2 major exhibitions featuring aspects of history of the local area.

Managed and run by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers from the Berrima District Historical and Family History Society, we welcome visitors and offer information on what is to be seen. The variety of displays are well presented, information is easily read, however the digital gallery takes museum story-telling to a new level. You will not be disappointed! Activities for children available. Exhibition content changes intermittently.

Our Volunteers

Maria Tomeseh
What do you love about Berrima? History and nature. Tell us your favourite part of the museum? The camp. Why do you volunteer your time to the Berrima District Museum? I love taking people through the museum. What does education about Australia history mean to you? I wanted to know more about our adopted country. What has been your favourite exhibition? Gardens

Vanessa Dalgleish
What do you love about Berrima? The look of the village when you approach from the north. Tell us your favourite part of the museum? The central section with the domestic artefacts and the ‘Prisoners in Arcady’ exhibition. Why do you volunteer your time to the Berrima District Musuem? To give back to the community and I am interested in history. What does education about Australia history mean to you? We learn from history – and hopefully improve the present. What has been your favourite exhibition? The ‘Prisoners in Arcady’ exhibition.

John Schweers
What do you love about Berrima? The village atmosphere and river walk. The site of the goal and courthouse makes me think of what it used to be like to be living in the Berrima area in the 1800 hundreds. Tell us your favourite part of the museum? The Arcady Exhibition and its story. Why do you volunteer your time to the Berrima District Musuem? The opportunities to pass on to visitors the history of Berrima and the Southern Highlands. What does education about Australia history mean to you? It is important that you know the history and stories of the past and working as a volunteer you can pass this information to visitors. Berrima has so much history. It is important that adults and children can glimpse the past by visiting the Musuem. What has been your favourite exhibition?The World War 1 exhibition which ran from 2014 to 2018. The current Garden exhibition in the Williams Gallery is fantastic.

1a Market Place & Bryan Street, Berrima. Located at the southern side of Berrima near the public toilets.
Ph: 02 4877 1130 / AH 0407 271 041

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm or by appointment 02 4877 1130. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm or by appointment 02 4877 1130. Most NSW Public Holidays, Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
After hours contact John 0434 623 402. Berrima District Historical Society
Adults $10, Children with family are free, Seniors/Concession $8

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