While our houses & museums are temporarily closed, you can still discover the people, stories and collections online and across our social channels. Stay connected to be inspired and entertained. #DiscoverSLM

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
While our museums and historic houses are temporarily closed, you can still 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.

Find out More About Meroogal

 


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

Jacarandas in flower at Meroogal

Meroogal

Announcing the winners: Shoalhaven IWD 2018 AwardsMonday 12 March 2018

On Saturday 10 March 2018, 220 people celebrated the presentation of the Shoalhaven International Women’s Day 2018 awards at Meroogal.Sydney Living Museums' Nicole Ison, who organised the awards with...

Woman speaking into microphone with another woman in background looking on.

Meroogal

Shoalhaven International Womenʼs Day Awards 2018Tuesday 27 February 2018

Sepia toned photo of Meroogal house exterior with three figures behind fence.

Meroogal

A home of their ownThursday 8 February 2018

A young woman of the Victorian era, Tot Thorburn had suitors and male friends but chose not to marry. She enjoyed a long and happy life with her sisters at Meroogal.