Mary MacKillop Museum

Adelaide’s Newest Museum is temporarily closed – for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once reopened, you are invited to come and join us for a tour of the new look Mary MacKillop Museum, which was opened in December 2019.  The museum tells the story of Australia’s first canonised saint and the heroic women who have followed her since 1866.

Located in the heart of Kensington, it sits on the grounds of the first permanent headquarters of the Josephite sisters, including the historic chapel and gardens.

The Museum offers an interactive, ‘hands-on’ experience – using audio and visual storytelling approaches to engage and inspire.

It also includes a boutique gift shop, and you’ll soon be able to enjoy refreshments in the brand-new cafe!

In the meantime, enjoy an ‘arm-chair visit’ to Mary MacKillop Museum.  This is sure to encourage you to come and experience the ‘real thing’ once the museum is open again.


Opening Times – once re-opened

Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Closed: Mondays, Good Friday and between Christmas and New Year.

Click to make an enquiry to book a tour


Educational Resources

For educational resources for the classroom, click here


Friends of Mary MacKillop Museum

Why not become a friend of Mary MacKillop Museum? Lots of benefits for Life and Annual Friends!

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