Enjoy an ‘arm-chair’ visit to Mary MacKillop Museum!

Mary MacKillop Museum might be temporarily closed on account of COVID-19, but you can still  visit – on-line!

Adelaide’s newest museum tells the story of Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first canonised saint: pioneering educator, social reformer—now a cultural icon—and those who have followed her since 1866

Mary MacKillop Museum:

  • is located at Mary MacKillop Precinct, Kensington, where Mary lived from 1872-1883. It is adjacent to the historic, peaceful St Joseph’s Chapel
  • offers an interactive visitor experience through the use of sound pens, touch screens and other contemporary storytelling approaches
  • is disabled-friendly
  • has an exciting Gift Shop with reasonably-priced memorabilia and religious objects,  plus beautiful gifts and cards for special occasions and milestones
  • has an enthusiastic band of volunteers who can’t wait for the COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted so that they can come back and welcome visitors
  • has a new space for a café, which, we are confident, will be opened before the end of the year
  • is the starting and end point for the proposed local Kensington-Norwood self-guided Mary MacKillop Walk.  This is a work-in-progress, and, hopefully, will be launched  in December this year.  Watch this space!

Click here for a 2-minute virtual tour, which, we hope will give you a taste for more!

We invite you to  visit the ‘real thing’ once the pandemic is over and life returns to some form of normality.

Come … be inspired. Visit alone, or with a group.  A warm welcome awaits you!

Meanwhile, we hope that you and your family stay safely under COVID-19’s nasty radar!

For enquiries, or  group bookings for later in 2020, please contact us (yes, the office is still open!)


A message for you from Mary MacKillop: