Liverpool Regional Museum

Liverpool Regional Museum opened in 1989 as part of Australia's bi-centenial celebrations. The Museum has a permanent exhibition depicting Liverpool in the 19th Century titled Stories of Liverpool: 1788 - 1900 and a dynamic exhibition program that is committed to the presentation of environmental, heritage and social issues within South West Sydney.

Under the guiding philosophy of the Board of Management, Casula Powerhouse and Liverpool Regional Museum, pro-actively acquires, conserves, researches, displays and interprets the South West Sydney region through an innovative approach to community, contemporary art, environment and heritage to examine issues locally and globally.

Liverpool Regional Museum researches, collects and exhibits artefacts from working life, modes of transport, industry, domestic & everyday life, local families, agricultural development, migration & settlement, traditional & contemporary crafts, photographs and oral histories.

Until November 2007, while the capital development of Casula Powerhouse is being finalised, Liverpool Regional Museum is home to administration and programming staff who work towards putting together an exciting program for audiences to experience and enjoy. Take a wander through our gallery space and embark on a journey through Liverpool's rich history or catch something a little more contemporary with the latest exhibition on show. Participate or just come and listen to one of the many seminars and public programs. Why not enrol yourself in a workshop to unleash the artist in you.

For more information or to get a copy of our latest program of events please call 02 9824 1121 or email: reception@casulapowerhouse.com

The Museum also includes historic Collingwood House, which dates from 1810 and was the home of Nantucket whaling Captain Eber Bunker. The style of Collingwood House has changed since it was built. As it stands now, it is a restoration of the 1870s period. Only three of the rooms are part of the original house built for Bunker.

It stands today as Liverpool's oldest remaining house and fifth oldest remaining colonial building in Australia. Collingwood House reflects the social and industrial changes in Liverpool and the wealth of the rich local heritage and history. COLLINGWOOD HOUSE IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Collections

Collection contains a graet variety of objects and heritage items relating to both indigenous and colonial histories. The collection also includes objects and ephemera from early industrial times through to the twentieth century with a focus on multi-culturalism and social history.