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Parramatta Heritage Centre
The Parramatta Heritage & Visitor Centre provides a great introduction to Parramatta. Located beside historic Lennox bridge, a 15 minute walk from Parramatta Station or a 10 minute walk from the RiverCat Terminal in Charles Street, the Centre provides tourist information, art, craft and history exhibitions and the Local Studies and Family History Library.
The centre has all you need to know about the rich indigenous colonial and multicultural heritage of our area.
Visitors can explore a permanent exhibition called Parramatta: People & Place, which tells an inclusive story of the Burramatta Aboriginal people, early settlers, extended families and multicultural communities, and how Australia's second colonial settlement developed into its contemporary role as the vibrant demographic centre of the metropolitan region.
The Centre, which opened 1998, also houses specialist collections of council archives, and archaeology from the district, and offers dynamic public programs for adults and children. It has two other temporary exhibition spaces, a shop, as well as a seminar room and small theatrette, both of which are available for hire.
346A Church Street Parramatta
T 02 8839 3311
F 02 8839 3301
The Centre is managed by Parramatta City Council.
Visitor Information & Exhibitions
Open 7 days 9am - 5pm
Public holidays 10am - 4pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Local Studies & Family History Library
10am - 5pm 7 days a week
Closed public holidays and from Christmas Day to the New Year.
If visiting over the Christmas/New Year period please call to check opening hours.
The Centre Facilities include
Council Archives Ph 02 8839 3325 or http://heritagecentre.parracity.nsw.gov.au
Create & Learn Programs Ph 02 8839 3323
Exhibitions Ph 02 8839 3324
Local Studies & Family History Library Ph 02 8839 3322
Venue Hire Ph 02 8839 3332
Visitor Information Centre Ph 02 8839 3311
Catch the RiverCat at Circular Quay for a 50 minute scenic trip up Parramatta River.
10 min walk from RiverCat ferry terminal. Stroll along the Riverside Walk featuring the work of Aboriginal artist Jamie Eastwood.
15 minute walk from Parramatta Station
30 minute trip from Central Station - Sydney to Parramatta Station.
Catch the L20 or 520 bus.
1 hour 10 minutes from Circular Quay
Infoline 131 500 or www.131500.com.au
Disabled access and disabled parking.
Bookings essential for tour groups and schools groups.
Last updated on 11 Mar 2013