Your Museum

Your Museum

Discover more about the history of Shellharbour through changing exhibitions of Aboriginal and European culture at Tongarra Museum. The museum features artefacts, photographs, oral histories, maps, lithographs and historic documents about the history and development of Shellharbour City and its people.


Staff and volunteers can provide assistance with research on local and family history.

Special visits for schools and community groups can be made by appointment. 



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Shellharbour's Historypin Channel

Visit Shellharbour City Libraries and Museum Historypin Channel. Use the Google map to navigate around the city and look at old photographs of Shellharbour. You can look at past and present street views of Shellharbour Village and Albion Park to see how much our city has changed in the last 150 years.


Illawarra Remembers 1914-1918 Blog 

As the 100 year anniversary of World War One approaches, the Illawarra will remember the part our local Anzacs played in the Great War. Illawarra Remembers 1914-1918 is a project initiated by Wollongong City Library and supported by Shellharbour City Libraries and Kiama Library. The site will create a central digital collection for our region's World War One history and more importantly, the stories of the men and women who gave so much for us.


Photo Gallery

Visit Facebook to view the Museum's photo gallery of exhibitions and ceremonies.


Shellharbour Images Photographic Database

Shellharbour City Council has produced a fascinating insight into the history of the area with Shellharbour Images. Visit Shellharbour Images to search a collection containing over 4000 historical photographs dating from 1850 to 2003.

Shellharbour's Local History Blog

Shellharbour City has a fantastic history and we want to share it with you! Visit Shellharbour's Local History Blog to find out more.


Downloadable Resources