A place and a story to touch your heart!
Mary MacKillop Museum: a place to touch your heart! Suitable for adults and children of all ages and backgrounds, it tells the story of Australia’s first canonised saint – a woman of courage and resilience, a pioneering educator and social reformer – and some of the countless people have have been inspired by her life and values.
Mary MacKillop Museum:
- is located at Mary MacKillop Precinct, Kensington, where Mary lived from 1872-1883.
- offers an interactive visitor experience through the use of sound pens, touch screens and other contemporary storytelling approaches
- is disabled-friendly
- provides translated texts of exhibits in three languages: Italian, Vietnamese and Chinese
- has an enthusiastic band of volunteers who love to welcome visitors
- has an exciting Gift Shop with reasonably-priced memorabilia and religious objects, plus beautiful gifts and cards for special occasions and milestones
- has a café, the High Street Cafe: open every day, it offers both indoor and outdoor dining in beautiful surroundings
- is the starting and end point for the local Kensington-Norwood self-guided Mary MacKillop Walk, to be launched in late April 2021. Watch this space!
Click here for a short introduction to Mary MacKillop Museum. We hope this will give you a taste for more!
We invite you to visit the ‘real thing’ – any day, except Monday, and between 10.00a.m. and 4.00p.m. Please note: closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
Come … be inspired. Visit: alone, or with a group!