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, 6 September 6:30pm at the Wollongong City Library

Associate Professor Louella McCarthy from UOW’s School of Medicine. Louella will discuss early women doctors and issues they faced. She will also talk about a project to document rural medicine, which has digitised an amputation kit and early operating table from the Illawarra Museum’s collection.

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

Out of the Crates – Hidden Items from the Blinkco Collection
22nd July to 23rd September 2018 1pm-4pm Sundays

Displaying rarely seen “Woonona’s Blinkco family treasures” from out of the crates, plus our Woonona historical collections during the 2018 National Family History Month.

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

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

Newsprint in their blood: Who brought the news to our homes?
2nd December 1pm-4pm Sundays

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

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HARS Aircraft Museum Open Day

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September –
10am to 4pm

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 $15 – Senior/Concession $15 – Children $5 – Family $35
(02) 4257 4333



Illawarra Light Railway Museum

Sunday 9th September – Railway Family Day
Steam & Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 3:00pm with locomotive “Kiama”.

Saturday 22th September – Strathalbyn and Mates
Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

October School Holidays
Every Tuesday and Thursday – 2nd, 4th, 9th and 11th October
Diesel & Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sunday 14th October – Wallaby Run
Steam & Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 3:00pm with locomotive “Kiama”.

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!

Come along and celebrate the joy of motoring at our 9th Annual Motoring Expo – Sunday 30th September 2018

This year we are thrilled to announce our special guest – cartoonist, author, television personality (including Top Gear Australia) and motoring enthusiast – Warren Brown. Get your entries in today!


Integral Energy Park, Darkes Road, Dapto
Open Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm
Adults $15 – Concession $12 – Children $5 – NRMA members $10
(02) 4261 4100


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