Five things you didn't know you could do in Penrith
- Written by Jane Ewings Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
You probably already know a few things about Penrith, but there’s more to uncover and we’ve got at least 5 more reasons to visit.
1. Discover the Nepean Naval and Maritime Museum
Australia’s fascinating naval history is waiting to be discovered at the Nepean Naval Museum. The museum is home to a collection of pieces from Australia’s rich naval past including model ships of all shapes and sizes, preserved naval uniforms, flags, medals and even a watertight door from the HMAS Melbourne. The Museum is open every weekend from 11am - 3pm. Gold coin donation for entry
2. Solve puzzles to Escape Room 51
It’s a little known fact that Penrith has its very own Escape Room, but those who have been will tell you it’s a challenging, exhilarating and fun experience and definitely worth a visit. The premise for the game involves a small group of 2-6 people solving a series of logical puzzles to escape from a room in one hour. Interested? It’s open seven days a week, bookings essential. Prices vary depending on your group size
3. Take a trip back in time at the home of letterpress printing
The Museum of Printing is a unique museum of letterpress printing machinery and equipment from around the world. There are 22 pieces of working printing machinery and equipment to explore on an organised group tour or in your own time. They also offer typography courses if you’re interested in learning hand type-setting techniques and host regular forums for people interested in graphic art, letters, books and design. The Museum is open Saturdays from 10am - 2pm.
4. Learn about astronomy
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what else is out there? Well, you’re not alone (get it?). Luckily Penrith has its very own Observatory where you can learn about astronomy and listen to fascinating talks given by Australia's most eminent and internationally recognised astronomers, physicists and engineers. The Observatory runs school holiday workshops, events and astronomy nights throughout the year. Bookings essential.
5. Taste and buy sake at our very own sake factory
Yes, it’s true Penrith has a sake factory. In fact, it’s the only sake factory in Australia. Impressed yet? Using the very latest in sake production technology, Sun Masamune creates high quality sake under the Go Shu brand along with several rice products including soap and moisturiser. You can do tastings at the cellar door, tour the facility and purchase some sake for yourself to drink or as a unique gift. Open weekdays only from 10am - 4pm.