Mary MacKillop Museum

The Mary MacKillop Museum tells the story of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, her life and work and the work of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Particular emphasis is given to Victoria, as Mary was born and raised in Melbourne and spent her early life with her family in Victoria.

At the age of twenty four Mary with Fr. Julian Tenison Woods founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Penola, South Australia. This was the beginning of her dream to dedicate her life to the service of God and the poor. Mary later returned to Victoria with members of her congregation in the 1890’s.

The Museum is open from Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

Come and visit the museum. Follow Mary’s life journey and be challenged and inspired by her example and her words.

Individual pilgrims/visitors are welcome to visit the museum during the week. Gallery information sheets to facilitate the museum tour are available at reception.

Group Tours to visit the Museum can be arranged from Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Organised tours can include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

To organise a group tour please contact:

Phone: 03 9926 9300


For group tours after hours or at weekends please call 03 9926 9300.