Arms Of Australia Inn

A great place to discover the local history of Penrith with artefacts, photos, activities, tours, special events and exhibitions.

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The Arms of Australia Inn was once a staging post for travellers making the trip from Sydney over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and the goldfields. The Inn was first built in 1826, with a second section being built later. It is one of the oldest buildings in Penrith, if not the oldest.

Due to its colourful history, the Inn provides an interesting venue for local activities, tour groups, special events, school tours and exhibitions. The Inn's museum contains artefacts that were either used or manufactured in the local area as well as thousands of photos.

The Nepean District Historical Society meets at the Inn on the 4th Saturday of each month at 1pm and includes a guest speaker. Visitors are welcome. Admission charges apply. 

The NSW Corps of Marines also call the Arms of Australia Inn Museum home, their members recreate the lives and times of the First Fleet Marines, sailors, convicts, gentlemen of quality and their ladies.

The Arms of Australia Inn Museum, located in Emu Plains is administered by the Nepean District Historical Society (NDHS).

  • Monday Wednesday & Thursday  -  9am - 2pm
  • 1st Sunday in the Month 1pm to 4pm
  • 3rd Sunday in the Month 10am to 2pm
  • Check with venue for holiday open times


Arms of Australia Inn
Corner Great Western Highway & Gardenia Avenue
Emu Plains NSW 2750

02 4735 4394

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