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

THE 50 YEAR TIME CAPSULE
Conversations from a Copper Container

1972 A.D. - 2022 A.D.


"This capsule was buried on 18th December 1972 by his worship the Mayor of the City of Liverpool Alderman L. N. Short to commemorate the centenary of local government in Liverpool.” Time Capsule plaque inscription (extract)

In 1972, to mark 100 Years of Local Government in Liverpool, a time capsule was buried beneath the Liverpool Courthouse forecourt. The copper capsule contained fifty packages of ‘Letters to the Future’ from Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, community organisations, local businesses, State and Federal Government organisations, such as the Australian Army’s School of Military Engineering, Liverpool TAFE and Liverpool Hospital.

A handful of personal family letters to surviving descendants were also placed inside the capsule. Witnessed by a small but curious crowd, the capsule was filled with preservative gas and secured with an air-tight rubber seal to lay beneath Liverpool for 50 years.

The 1972 letters have been developed into an exhibition, which transmits the conversations from the copper container, to reflect on Liverpool today in 2022.

THE 50 YEAR TIME CAPSULE
FREE EXHIBITION

LIVERPOOL REGIONAL MUSEUM

Image credit: Copper Time Capsule prior to burial, 18 December 1972. Courtesy of Vienna Studios, Liverpool

This exhibition is part of the Official 150th Anniversary of Liverpool Municipal District

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

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