Mary MacKillop Place Museum
Plan your museum visit today to see our new touch table - the latest in interactive technology!
Be part of this unique way to connect and share information in a fun and engaging use of interactive technology. Explore the story of Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph in the Pioneering an equitable education system for all Australians exhibition.
This resource will allow visitors of all ages to engage with the historical content of the early years of Josephite education from 1860 to 1900. Travel along the timeline or navigate the map and discover a community and its story. Learn about key events and figures that shaped our country.
In the near future, teachers will be able to plan ahead for school group bookings and provide students with an online orientation to the exhibit in preparation for the museum visit. Teachers can weave a story or create characters for students to use when they visit the museum.
The teacher is able to print out a page for each student that contains information about the exhibit or theme. An interactive learning session can be run on a large multi touch screen to support education and research initiatives for learning. Watch this space for new updates on this exciting addition to the museum's program.
Since opening in 1995, the museum has been engaging visitors with the remarkable story of Mary MacKillop, Australia's first Saint. Explore Mary's story through the galleries which are set among beautiful gardens and leafy courtyards.
Learn more about the formation of the Sisters of St Joseph and their contribution to education in Australia. Visit the Old School House and experience the latest in interactive technology.
Explore historic Alma Cottage built in 1866 and Mary's home from 1884 to 1909. The cottage has been restored and furnished to provide a unique insight into the life of the Sisters in the late 1800s.
Discover how the Sisters are continuing Mary's legacy through their community work both in Australia and overseas.
The museum's Reading Room offers visitors the chance to read and do further reserach, view temporary exhibitions and attend public program events.