Museum and Art Collections

paintings, engravings, archaeology, objects of local significance

Archaeology Collections

since 1990 the museum has been the most significant repository for objects identified as a result of local archaeological digs

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search our collections database to find information on over 10,000 of our objects from pre-Colonial times to the current period.

Social History

our objects and ephemera represent some great changes in Parramatta from an early Colonial town, through two World Wars, the development of industry, and the following waves of migration that make up today’s culturally diverse community.

Art Works

prints, canvases, aboriginal art, colonial portraits

Posts from the Museum and Art Collections

New Acquisition – An etching of The Woolpack Inn

New Acquisition – An etching of The Woolpack Inn

The Heritage Centre recently acquired a richly detailed etching depicting an afternoon lawn bowling game at one of Parramatta’s oldest pubs – the Woolpack Hotel. This etching was completed in 1939 by Geoffrey C Ingleton who was a well-known naval historian, writer,...

History of Mayoral Regalia

History of Mayoral Regalia

It is reasonably common for Mayors and Lord Mayors in Australia to adopt the tradition of wearing the robes of office on special occasions such as formal functions, Council meetings and Citizenship ceremonies. An English tradition dating back to the 1300s, it is still...

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