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Mary MacKillop Place stands on the country of the Cammeraygal People. It is place where Mary MacKillop lived, ministered and died. Following in her footsteps, Mary MacKillop Place is a place of pilgrimage, inclusion, warmth and welcome.

Making connections with a wide variety of people we tell the story of St Mary MacKillop and Fr Julian Tenison Woods and strive to continue their legacy in our times.

Visiting Us in Person

Mary MacKillop Place has something for everyone. As a sacred place of hospitality all are welcome.
We offer a Chapel, Museum, beautiful gardens, a Cafe and Gift Shop as well as Accommodation, Conference, Function and Event facilities.

When planning your trip please refer to our COVID-19 Safety Plan, for the most up to date information on how we are managing the safety of our community. Click here to read.

Your visit contributes directly to the continuing mission and works of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

Location

7-11 Mount Street, North Sydney



CHAPEL

Our Chapel was built in memory of Mary MacKillop.
In January 1914 Mary's body was moved from
Gore Hill cemetery to the Chapel.
Today the Chapel is a place of pilgrimage,
where people can find healing, peace and spiritual
support within an atmosphere of quiet and peace.
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ANDERLEDY LODGE

Anderledy Lodge is named after Fr Anderledy sj
who was known for his kindness and goodness.
Newly opened, Anderledy Lodge offers
modern and convenient ensuited-rooms for a
bed and breakfast style stay. Comprising of 51 rooms
they are configured to sleep 1, 2 or up to 4 people.
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CAFE & GIFT SHOP

Mary MacKillop Place is renowned for
its hospitality. Our Cafe & Gift Shop offers
pilgrims the opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea
and other delights as you connect with friends,
or after a visit to the Chapel or Museum.
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MUSEUM

Since opening in 1995, the Museum has
been engaging visitors with the remarkable
story of Mary MacKillop [1842-1909],
Australia's first Saint and the co-founder of
the order Julian Tenison Woods [1832-1889].
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TEMUKA APARTMENTS

Our Temuka Apartments are named after a town
on the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand in which
the Sisters of Saint Joseph began a foundation in 1883.
These Apartments offers self-contained style rooms
including 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and studio apartments.
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FOR TEACHERS & STUDENTS

A tour of our Museum will provide students
with a unique opportunity to learn about
the life, times and legacy of
St Mary MacKillop and Fr Julian Tenison Woods.
Access both Teacher and Student resources
to support your visit.
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Opening Hours

CHAPELCAFE & GIFT SHOPMUSEUM
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Good Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Public Holidays 10:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Public Holidays 10:00am - 4:00pm
Closed
After Mass on Christmas Day, Boxing Day,
New Year's Day and on Easter Sunday.
Closed
Christmas Day, Boxing Day,
New Year's Day and Good Friday.
Closed
Christmas Day, Boxing Day,
New Year's Day and Good Friday.

How to Get Here

Public TransportCarTour buses
Short walk (approx 500 metres) from North Sydney station.
Bus routes from City: 115, 200, 252, 261, 290, 320
Put "Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel" into Google Maps or
"7 Mount Street, North Sydney into your GPS device.
A designated bus zone (drop off/pick up only) is located directly
in front of the Mary MacKillop Place Museum.
Coaches and mini-buses are able to drop off and pick up
in the bus zone from 10:00am to 4:00pm (Monday - Saturday).

Parking

There is no visitor parking available on-site.
There are several parking stations located in North Sydney.
There is metered street parking in Mount Street, North Sydney.

Accessibility

All areas of Mary MacKillop Place are accessible via ramps or in the Chapel a wheelchair lift.

  • Toilets – Wheelchair accessible toilets are located in two places 1) near the Museum/Cafe & Gift Shop 2) near the Chapel.
  • Assistance animals – Assistance animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome.
  • Borrow a Wheelchair – The wheelchair is located at the Museum Reception desk.

Follow us

We are on Facebook and Instagram : @marymackillopplace.

Share the story and photos of your visit with us using the tags #marymackillopplace and #sistersofsaintjoseph.

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