Shellharbour City Museum (formerly Tongarra Museum) is situated within the Shellharbour Civic Centre in Shellharbour City, located on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales.

The Museum aims to share stories, past and present of the people, places and events that make this great city what it is today. The collection includes artefacts, photographs, oral histories, maps, lithographs and historic documents that relate to Shellharbour City and its people.

Entry is free, and there is a plaza space for groups to gather and enjoy the sunshine or their packed lunch. For schools, a visit to the Museum is a great way for students to learn about the history of their area. Staff and volunteers provide guided tours tailored to your needs. Entry is free. Please contact to arrange a booking.

Download the free ‘Tread Shellharbour’ touring app on the App Store or Google Play, and explore the history and heritage of some of the most beautiful spots in Shellharbour City.


  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Public Toilet
  • Free Wifi


Check-in: 10:00am

Check-out: 4:00pm


Disabled access available, contact operator for details.


02 4221 6100

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76 Cygnet Avenue, Shellharbour City Centre