Mt Kembla Heritage Centre was founded in 2008 as a keeping place for Mt Kembla's tangible and intangible cultural heritage. It provides the community with a place to record and perserve our history as well as to share our unique stories. Mt Kembla Heritage Centre houses the most comprehensive exhibition in the world on the Mt Kembla mine disaster which occurred on the 31 July 1902, where 96 men and boys lost their lives. This disaster remains the worst mining accident in Australia's history.
Mt Kembla Heritage Centre is open on the second Sunday of every month from 11 am to 4 pm or by appointment at other times.
Mount Kembla Stories below is a short clip introducing our rich local history beginning with our Indigenous Dharawal history and unique natural history through to European endeavours in agriculture and industry as well as disasters, wars and community life. Mount Kembla's history deserves to be preserved.
Visit Mt Kembla Heritage Centre's Facebook page for regular up dates on events and activities conducted by our wonderful volunteers. Each month an object from the collection is featured as the object of the month post providing greater access to the collection for those who are unable to visit in person.
Click through to our exhibitions and displays tab as well as our tours tab for more information.