Permanent Exhibitions

The Mary MacKillop Museum is comprised of an orientation room and four consecutive gallery spaces. The Museum tells the story of Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first saint, with emphasis on her time in Victoria, as well as the work of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Mary’s story is told through a curated collection of relics, artefacts, books, textiles, artwork, and audio-visual display.

The Temporary Gallery

This gallery changes on a regular basis three to four times within the year.

Displays mounted in the gallery focus on specific topics related to Mary MacKillop or groups and associations that are involved with the charism, spirit and work of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

Current Exhibition: Mary MacKillop: The Communicator

The Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre is proud to present Mary MacKillop: The Communicator. This exhibition highlights Mary MacKillop’s prolific history of letter-writing and other forms of communication in the late 19th to early 20th Centuries. Visitors will also be able to view select Information Boards exhibited for the first time in the Heritage Centre since their display in 2010 at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building.

Past Exhibitions

Collection Highlights | October 2023 – March 2024

Albert Street Providence | July – October 2023

Mary of the Cross | April – July 2023

Julian Tenison Woods | November 2022 – April 2023

Mary Trusted in God’s Providence | August – November 2022

Online Exhibitions 

Click the links below to view our online exhibitions.