Visit Meroogal

Getting here


Corner West and Worrigee streets, Nowra, NSW 2541


+61 2 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.


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

Meroogal will be closed until further notice.
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Open Saturdays.
Open Thursday to Saturday during NSW school holidays.


​Entry by guided tour only, admission charges apply

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

From 1 June some of our museums and historic houses will be reopening. Please check individual property pages for more details. You can also discover our places, stories and collections online and across our social channels. Stay connected to be inspired and entertained.



Adult  | $15 
Concession  | $12 
Family*  | $38 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 3 years  | Free of charge

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

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Tours & groups

Guided 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

We offer a range of tour options for groups of 10 or more and recommend booking in advance. Please visit our Groups page to find out about our various tours and how to book. 

School bookings

We currently run a program for primary students and can arrange tours of the house and garden for secondary students. Find out more about Education programs at Meroogal.




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.


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.

Other information

Children & families

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.

Things to remember

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.

Customer Service Charter

Sydney Living Museums cares for 12 of the most important historic houses and museums in NSW on behalf of the people of NSW. Our vision is to create a living future for the past. Our mission is to cherish, protect and share our places and stories.

Please read our Customer Service Charter to learn more about our commitment to providing you with the best possible experience when you visit one of our museums and historic houses.

Photo © Haley Richardson & Stuart Miller for Sydney Living Museums