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!

For enquiries, or  group bookings  please contact us