Arms Of Australia Inn Museum

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

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 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).

  • Mondays & Wednesdays 9am - 1pm
  • Other times by appointment only.

Admission charges  Adult $10, Concession $5, Children $5

Groups of 6 or more need to contact the Museum to make a booking.

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. 


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

02 4735 4394

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