Culture, History and Art South Coast NSW Australia

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Bradman Museum Bowral Southern Highlands NSW

  • If Lords and the MCC is the home of cricket then the Bradman museum is definitely heaven for cricket lovers. It is perfectly located beside the picturesque Bradman Oval, where England played the Bradman XI in 2003. There are five galleries, the team room and a gift shop as well as a 100 seat theatre that shows archive film footage, Sir Donald's first cricket bat and other remarkable old cricket artifacts and curiosities. Bradman Museum at Bowral in NSW's Capital Country is a great place to while away a morning or afternoon.

Bundanon - Riversdale

  • Bundanon houses the estate and art collections left by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd, offering the visitor a unique collection of cultural and environmental assets. Included in his gift to the nation was a collection comprising several thousand art works, photographs, furnishings and documents referred to as the Bundanon Collection. The collection features in particular works by Merric, Emma Minni and Arthur Merric Boyd. Sidney Nolan added a number of his early works and a series made in the Bundanon studio in 1981 to the collection prior to his death in 1992. Set by the Shoalhaven River, Bundanon makes for a quite beautiful visit.

The Lady Denman Museum Jervis Bay NSW South Coast

  • The Lady Denman ferry which operated in Sydney Harbour is housed in this
    museum. Walk around inside the Lady Denman. Great for the kids. The
    Museum carries three collections: Aboriginal, Maritime and European. The
    large boat shed displays old boat building methods which were part of
    early Huskisson history. Beside this you will find a large pond that is
    home to a variety of ocean fish. From here you can stroll along the
    mangrove boardwalk and learn about the ecosystem of this coastal
    environment. Also at the museum you will discover a historic church and
    old classrooms from local schools together with visiting exhibitions.
    You will also find excellent BBQ facilities, grassy playing areas and
    toilet facilities - suitable for an enjoyable family visit.

Meroogal House Historic Houses Trust South Coast NSW

  • Home to four generations of the same family have cherished this hosue since 1886. Everything has been left to give you an idea of yester year in this Gothic revival timber house in Nowra. It's a whorthwhile place to see because of its archetecture, because of the relatively unchanged and because of the charming contents.

Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum

  • HMAS Albatross Nowra
    Australia's largest aviation museum (and the country's largest regional
    museum) houses fascinating relics, models and simulations that are
    educational and really great fun for both adults and kids. There is also
    a good under cover childrens' play area and cafe. There are two active
    days each year where the public can see many civilian aircraft put
    through their paces. The museum also overlooks the active military
    airbase at HMAS Albatross in Nowra on the Shoalhaven NSW South Coast,
    birthplace of the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Air Arm, so you might
    get a sighting of a jet fighter or helicopter during your visit.
    The South Coast NSW area of Australia is also famous for flying because
    of Charles Kingsford Smith, affectionately known as 'Smithy'. He was a
    great Australian aviator who was the first man to fly across the Tasman
    Sea to New Zealand using Seven Mile Beach as his runway in 1928. He was
    also the first to fly from San Francisco across the Pacific Ocean to
    Australia and the first to fly from London to New York. Sydney's
    International airport is named after him.

Pioneer Farm Museum Kangaroo Valley South Coast NSW

  • This is one of the most enlightening displays of rural Australia.
    The display of early settlers' houses, farming equipment and local
    history is lovingly maintained by the Kangaroo Valley Historical
    Society. It includes a vintage farm and housewares, original farm
    buildings from the 1880's and historic family trees of early settlers.
    This is a must for both international and city visitors as it provides a
    unique insight into the early life of Australia. The museum also has a
    wildlife reserve with lyrebirds and wallaroos and a lovely BBQ area.
    Rumour has it that you might spot a bunyip on one of the magical
    bushwalks. (A bunyip is a mystical animal not as large as the Yeti and
    not as small as a Leprechaun.)
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