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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



Objects, lives and stories of Liverpool

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.


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

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

LIVERPOOL 1971 – 1993
5 January 2021 - 26 June 2021

Thousands of photographs and kilometres of film

Ray Hely (b 1930) was a Senior Civil Engineer employed by Liverpool City Council from 1971 to 1993.

Ray was aware that Liverpool was rapidly changing, particularly the Central Business District and land released for subdivision and development. His photographic skills were recognised by Council with an initial request to photograph Liverpool City Council’s 1971 celebrations, which included the Festival of Progress.

This informal commission grew into a rare and extensive photographic archive, films and industrial heritage artefacts, which he salvaged from Liverpool Powerhouse, now Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. They are the official, unofficial and unseen Liverpool - spanning over two decades into the 1990’s.

Look back, consider progress and reflect on today with 2020 vision through rear lens of An Engineer’s Eye.

“…he photographed anything and anyone. Very little in Liverpool escaped his lens.”



RH-1979-Swimming Pool

Image credit: Liverpool Memorial Olympic Pool, 1979. Liverpool Library Heritage Collection. Photographer: Ray Hely

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)

Instagram @liverpoolregionalmuseum