Westy: we built this history

Next date: Wednesday, 17 April 2024 | 07:00 PM to Sunday, 01 December 2024 | 11:59 PM

A museum volunteer holding an item during a guided tour.

Museum notice: The museum space will be closed on Wednesday 3 April due to scheduled maintenance. The library will remain open as normal.

The museum, the first of its kind in Lake Macquarie, showcases the rich history of West Wallsend with the inaugural exhibition Westy: we built this history.

Developed in conjunction with the West Wallsend District Heritage Group, the exhibition presents the story of the region through enticing and immersive experiences and, objects portraying the life and times of this unique township.

Learn about our rich Aboriginal history, and the people and groups that built the district’s communities. This our shared story. This is the history that made us who we are.

The exhibition is supported by a ‘virtual underground’, the Hunter’s first virtual reality experience of an underground coal mine.

See the past come to life with hands-on experiences with historical objects and unleash your creativity in the ‘Play Museum’. 

Entry by donation

A self-guided historical walking tour of West Wallsend is available at the library museum. It can also be viewed online.

Sugar Valley Library Museum opening hours:

  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday to Friday - 10am-2pm and 3pm–6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday - 10am–2pm


  • Monday, 15 January 2024 | 12:00 AM - Sunday, 01 December 2024 | 11:59 PM


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