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.