Next open Saturday 15 May

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 line with the latest public health advice, Sydney Living Museums advises that all visitors must wear masks inside when visiting our museums and historic houses from midday Thursday 6 May until 12.01am Monday 10 May. Find out more including any exemptions via the NSW Government Health website. Four properties remain closed, some due to ongoing social distancing restrictions, while at others we have taken the opportunity to undertake conservation work and develop new audience offers. Subscribe to our eNews or check our property pages for current opening days and times.

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

Interior view of gallery space.

Learning

Twilight Teachers’ EventWednesday 17 February 2021

Teachers are invited to join us at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery for the launch of new programs for primary and secondary students in 2021.

Meroogal

School holidays

Autumn School Holidays: opening hoursTuesday 9 March 2021

A group of reflecting mirrored balls.

Media release

Reflections on IdentityThursday 4 February 2021

White text on red background: Year in review 2020

New online

Year in review: 2020Wednesday 3 February 2021