Visit Meroogal

Getting to
Meroogal​

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ADDRESS

Corner West and Worrigee streets, Nowra, NSW 2541

PHONE

4421 8150

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

We are located in the town of Nowra, about 160km south of Sydney. Please enter from Worrigee Street, opposite the showground

Train and bus

The closest train station is Bomaderry. From Sydney’s Central station, the trip takes about 3 hours and requires a change at Kiama. This service is limited on weekends.

From Bomaderry, Meroogal is about 4km. You can get a bus from the station to Stewart Place shopping area, and from there Meroogal is a gentle uphill walk of about 1km. On weekends, the bus service is quite irregular, so a 10-minute taxi ride is a fast and convenient alternative.

For up-to-date timetables or to find the quickest public transport routes visit the Transport Infoline  or call 131500

BY ROAD

From the Princes Highway turn into Worrigee Street and drive up the hill; the house is at the corner of West Street. There is plenty of street parking.

Cycling

From Bomaderry train station, Meroogal is a pleasant and mostly flat ride. We don’t have bike racks but there is plenty of secure bike parking.  

 
 

HOURS & ADMISSION

Next Open Saturday 01 April

 
 

HOURS

Open Saturdays

10AM - 4PM

​Entry by guided tour only, admission charges apply

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Meroogal is open Thursday to Saturday during NSW public school holidays

Admission

Adult  | $12 
Concession  | $8 
Family  | $30 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

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Tours

You can only visit the house in a guided tour. Our tours last for about an hour, starting at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Meet at the Visitor Centre in the backyard.

Group bookings

Tours for group tours of 20 or more can be booked for weekdays. For information and bookings call  + 61 2 4421 8150 or email westernsydneybookings@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

School bookings

We currently run a program for primary students and can arrange tours of the house and garden for secondary students. See below for details.

 

Things to do

 
 
Composite image of exterior of house showing verandah (left) and piano (right).
 
1
Bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden.
2
Get to know the ‘Roogals’ through their stories, belongings and home.
3
Spend a lazy hour relaxing in the shade of the verandah.
4
Look for family recipes for cakes and preserves.
5
Pump water from the well.
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Play the piano in the drawing room.
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Imagine the traditional teas enjoyed by the family under the jacaranda.
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Use the stereoscope.
 

Children & families

 
 
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Step into another time and get to know the families who lived here through their house, their things and their stories. What did they eat, play, do without refrigerators and electric lights, and how did their lives change with them? Pump water from the well or play croquet on the lawn.

During NSW school holidays we offer holiday programs from Thursday to Saturday. See our Things to do at Meroogal page for details.

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Things to remember

 
 
Composite image of upstairs bedroom (left) and view from verandah (right).
 
  • Umbrellas and bags over handbag size must be left in the office.  

  • Inside the house, you will need to take off your shoes or wear the ‘over-shoes’ provided.

 
 

Access

 
 
Composite image of exterior of house showing steps to entrance (left) and front gate to garden with house in background (right).
 

Mobility

There is level access from the street into the garden and ramp access to the ground floor of the house. For visitors who cannot manage the stairs to the upper floors, captioned photographs are provided.

Tours

We are always happy to try and accommodate individual visitors with specific needs into our regular guided tours, but we are best able to do that if you call ahead to let us know about any particular requirements you have. For groups with specific needs, we can develop customised tours to support those needs. Please call ahead to arrange on + 61 2 4421 8150.


     

    School groups

     
     
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    Our curriculum-linked program for primary students (Stage 1) explores how home life has changed over the past 100 years. For secondary students we can arrange a tour of the house and garden which includes using a range of primary and secondary sources. Tours for tertiary and adult education groups can also be booked by appointment.

    Education bookings and inquiries

    Call +61 2 4421 8150

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