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Liverpool Regional Museum

Preserving and promoting Liverpool's cultural heritage, history and stories

Liverpool regional Museum

IMAGE CREDIT: Dame Edna (1934 Humber Snipe) visits Liverpool Regional Museum

Liverpool Regional Museum was opened on 3 June 1989 as part of Australia's Bicentennial celebrations.

The museum presents and collects items reflecting environmental, heritage and social themes within south-west Sydney. Whilst preserving and promoting Liverpool's cultural heritage, history and stories through collections, exhibitions and public programs.

Visitors can experience our permanent exhibition ‘RESONANCES: objects, lives and stories of Liverpool’ accompanied with a program of diverse changing exhibitions, including public programs that engage and inspire the community.

We are available to guide visitors through our exhibitions and assist with enquiries. Visitors can also research their family history from our resident Liverpool Genealogy Society.

To make a booking for your group or school email: liverpoolregionalmuseum@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

NOTABLES & NEW DISCOVERIES
LIVERPOOL PIONEERS' MEMORIAL PARK 1821-2021
(THE 'OLD' CEMETERY 1821-1958)

26 October 2021 - 21 May 2022


Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park is the resting place of more than 13,000 people.

Here lie buried the early pioneers of Liverpool, a community of colonial officials, military personnel, free settlers, convicts, and members of their families including infants and young children, who sadly died early.

2021 Commemorates the Bicentenary of this resting place

The ‘Notables and New Discoveries' are a re-assessment of the park’s inhabitants and hierarchy. This new chapter, via newly commissioned research, photography, and drone-videography, together with artefacts and recent archaeological investigations act as a foundation to the forty-seven new stories interwoven within the exhibition and continues the story of this resting place.

200 years since the first burial in 1821 the exhibition provides a contemplation of this place in 2021. It is a robust sketch of the park, through the people of the park; they are the park. The full portrait of which, remains to be rendered.

NOTABLES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
FREE EXHIBITION

LIVERPOOL REGIONAL MUSEUM

Image credit: Drone still from video, Pauper’s section Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park, 2021

Learn more about the Notables in the Exhibition Notes publication

Learn more about the New Discoveries in the Exhibition Notes publication

Click here to view the free series of talks and ‘Discover who Lies Buried Here’

Click here to view Liverpool Pioneers' Memorial Park

RESONANCES
OBJECTS, LIVES AND STORIES OF LIVERPOOL

PERMANENT EXHIBITION


Objects shape who we are, the people we engage with, our attachment to place, our values and ideas.

Resonances takes you on a journey to discover Liverpool’s heritage through its collection of donated objects, unifying a diversity as an eclectic assembly of artefacts and oral histories.

We can only speculate about the personal meanings and significance an object holds for an individual or family; donors provide a trace of their story as a gift for future generations.

Resonances combines the collection within six themes:

  • Home
  • Good times
  • Hard times
  • Community
  • Children
  • Work

Each theme explores Liverpool’s past, through people and places that shaped Liverpool’s history, culture, social and economic life.

RESONANCES
FREE EXHIBITION


LIVERPOOL REGIONAL MUSEUM
Preserving and promoting Liverpool’s cultural heritage, history and stories

Image credit:

Bakery Keystone
German Internment Camp Collection

Frank Oliveri Bus Company Ticketing Machine
Frank Oliveri Collection

Teapot
Pearce and Learoyd Collection

Flour Sifter
Trimarchi Collection

Pudding Tin
Hammondville Collection

Baby Bonnet
Ashcroft Family Collection

Christening Gown
Ashcroft Family Collection

Jewellery Box
Bartlett Collection

STC Radio
Standard Telephone and Cable Collection
Liverpool Regional Museum Collection


Resonances Exhibition

Liverpool Regional Museum has created the following documents to download for educational purposes:

Cnr Congressional Drive and Hume Highway, Liverpool NSW, 2170

02 8711 7126

liverpoolregionalmuseum@liverpool.nsw.gov.au (General Enquiries, School and Group Visits)

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