Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is a community museum in partnership with Fairfield City Council, and supported by Arts NSW and the Federal Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is the hub for heritage in the Fairfield region of Western Sydney. The facility includes a historic village, a permanent local history exhibition, temporary exhibition gallery and a community access space.

The village, complete with soundscapes, brings to life Western Sydney from 1900 to the 1930s, with reconstructed and heritage buildings, including a schoolhouse, a slab hut, a weatherboard cottage, a blacksmith's shop, a motor garage, The Biz newspaper printery and Wheatley's Store.

The temporary exhibition gallery and community access space host exhibitions showcasing the diverse cultures of Fairfield's community, including exhibitions of contemporary visual arts, textiles and social history.

Collections

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery's collection contains around 4,000 objects and props which are used for display in the village and exhibitions. The objects date mainly from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century and relate to the local history of Fairfield City, reflecting themes such as agriculture, government, transport, trades, childhood, education, domestic life, clothing, local personalities and migration.