Upcoming Events

Illawarra Historical Society
Monthly Guest Speakers

The Illawarra Historical Society hosts monthly meeting with a special guest speaker for members and guests on the first Thursday of every month at the Illawarra Museum.

Thursday 6th December 6:30pm at the Illawarra Museum


This year we will be serenaded by the Out of the Blue Singers. They are a unique group of women singers and performers. Formed in 2001, the group has won local and national medals for its special brand of entertainment. The chorus performs a variety of musical styles including gospel, blues, traditional melodies and swing.


11 Market Street, Wollongong
Open Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 12pm to 3pm
FREE ENTRY! (Charges apply for group bookings)
(02) 4228 7770


Black Diamond Heritage Centre

130 Years of the South Coast Railway
30th September to 25th November 1pm-4pm Sundays

Finally, in October 1888 you could travel all the way from Wollongong to Sydney by train. What did it mean and how did it change the South Coast?

50 Years since the 1968 Bushfires
7th October to 25th November 1pm-4pm Sundays

Who could ever forget those dreadful 1968 bushfires? Wild winds whipped up on October 28th 1968 and a terrifying scenario emerged.

Newsprint in their Blood
2nd December to February 2019 1pm-4pm Sundays

Did you know that newspapers were in the NSW Colony from the early 1800’s and that the Illawarra Mercury began in 1855?

Bulli Railway Station East
Open every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm
Adults $4 – Seniors $3 – Children $2
(02) 4283 6429

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Illawarra Light Railway Museum

Sunday 11th November – Veteran’s Day
Steam & Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 3:00pm with locomotive “Kiama”.

Saturday 24th November
Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Sunday 9th December – Christmas time in Oz
Diesel & Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 3:00pm with locomotive “Seymour”.

48 Tongarra Road, Albion Park Rail
Open the second Sunday of each month 10am to 4pm

Check their website for special open days
Entry is free – Ride prices available on their website
(02) 4256 4627


The Australian Motorlife Museum

On the first Sunday of every month you can complete your tour of the museum with a ride in a vintage car!

94 Darkes Road, Kembla Grange
Open Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am to 4.00pm
Adults $17 – Concession $15 – Children $6
(02) 4261 4100

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HARS Aviation Museum Tarmac Days

Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November – 10am to 4pm

Tarmac days will be held outside the HARS hangars on the weekend of the second Friday of the Month and involve the static display of some of our distinctive aircraft. Members of the public will be able to board and sit in some of the aircraft including the cockpits of aircraft like our F-111C fighter bomber and Neptune submarine hunter. All exhibits are staffed by guides who can help you live the experience.

Illawarra Regional Airport, Albion Park Rail
Open every day 9.30am to 3.30pm
Adults $20 –  Senior/Concession $15 – Children $8 – Family $55
Tarmac Days (Monthly open air aircraft exhibition)
The second Friday to Sunday of each month 10am to 4pm
Adults $20 – Senior/Concession $15 – Children $8 – Family $45
(02) 4257 4333


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