Mary MacKillop Place

sights / Religious

Mary MacKillop Place information

Location
Sydney , Australia
Address
7 Mount St
Telephone
+61 2 8912 4878
Getting there
Train: North Sydney
More information
www.marymackillopplace.org.au
Prices
adult/child $9/6
Opening hours
10am-4pm
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This museum tells the life story of St Mary of the Cross (aka Mary MacKillop), Australia’s only Catholic saint. Born in Melbourne in 1842, she was a dedicated and outspoken educator, and a pioneer who prevailed over conservative hierarchical ideals, despite being excommunicated for six months. You’ll find her tomb inside the chapel.

The museum has interesting interactive displays and a kookily whimsical Nuns on the Run automaton, proving that the Josephites (the order that MacKillop founded) have a sense of humour.