Next open Saturday 23 January

10am–4pm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Entry

Adult  | $15 
Concession  | $12 
Family*  | $38 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

*2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

Address

Corner West and Worrigee streets, Nowra, NSW 2541

Phone

+612 4421 8150

In accordance with the latest advice from the NSW Government, staff and visitors are not permitted to enter any SLM site if they have attended identified venues advised by NSW Health. Visitors with pre-booked tickets to whom this restriction applies should retain their tickets for entry at a later date. SLM Bookings can assist Monday-Friday: T: 02 8239 2211 or E: bookings@slm.com.au.

From Sunday 3 January 2021, visitors must wear masks when visiting our museums.

Please check our property pages for current opening days and times. You can also discover our places, stories and collections online and across our social channels. Stay connected to be inspired and entertained.

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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The family were avid entertainers, hosting ‘at home’ tea parties each month for family and friends, and took great pride in their homegrown produce and homemade treats. Click here to see some of the much-loved heirloom recipes from Meroogal.

The latest at Meroogal

Vaucluse House

School holidays

Summer 2021: opening hoursMonday 7 December 2020

Explore our museums and make the most of your summer holidays.

Artworks on sideboard

Media release

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2020 Winners’ AnnouncementWednesday 23 September 2020

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize celebrates the creativity of female artists in NSW. The 2020 Winners were announced at a modest event at the Meroogal house museum.

Exterior of Meroogal with Jacaranda trees in bloom

 

Meroogal Women's Art Prize updateWednesday 3 June 2020