Meroogal
Side of the house facing Worrigee Street, Meroogal, 2008 MER08_0007

Next Open Saturday 30 July

 
10AM - 4PM
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Entry

Adult $8

Child (under 15)/Concession $4

Family (2 adults + 2 children) $17

Members free

Address

Corner West and Worrigee streets, Nowra, NSW 2541

Phone

+612 4421 8150
Meroogal

Some houses are immediately friendly and inviting. Meroogal is such a house. Handed down through four generations of women from one local family, it tells a multitude of stories about the ‘Roogal’ women and the south-coast community in which they lived.

Family group portrait. Thorburn family at Meroogal, 13 January 1891.

A few blocks from the town centre of Nowra on NSW’s south coast, Meroogal is a rare and precious gem. Barely changed since it was built in the 1880s, the distinctive ‘Carpenter Gothic’ house has been loved and maintained by four generations of Thorburn and MacGregor women through the pleasures and labours of daily life. The house still overflows with their belongings – favourite books and ornaments, furniture, photographs, diaries and journals, newspaper clippings, receipts and recipes, appliances and clothes – and the garden, although reduced from its original size, still provides fruits and fresh produce that hint at their self-sufficiency and hospitality. Meroogal invites us into their lives, and through their private histories draws us into a shared and living past.

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Artists be inspired! Call for entries.

Meroogal Womens Art Prize

Call for entries: Meroogal Women’s Art PrizeWednesday 6 April 2016

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize celebrates the achievements and creativity of female artists across New South Wales.

School holiday feature tile and link

Children & Family

Winter holiday funFriday 24 June 2016

Book the kids in for a winter adventure at our place these school holidays. There’s a heap to see and do, and with extended trading hours at many of our properties, much more time to do it.

Image of a plate of golden coloured anzac biscuits

The Cook and the Curator

Anzacs in civviesThursday 21 April 2016

The classic 'Meroogal sponge' cake

Online shop

Meroogal spongeThursday 14 April 2016

Two children in old-fashioned kitchen using implements in front of window.

Children & Family

Autumn school holiday funFriday 18 March 2016

Meroogal women's art prize 2014

 

Promo banner for Cook and Curator blog. Curator Scott Hill and 'cook' Jacqui Newling stand outside meroogal.