Bulli Black Diamond Museum Heritage Centre

Bulli Black Diamond Museum Heritage Centre is located at the 1887 State Heritage listed Bulli Railway Station. South Bulli Mine's Number 2 steam locomotive (circa 1888) is on display - used until the early 1960s.

The museum's focus is preserving the 1887 Railway Station buildings, which house a display of local railway and coal-mining heritage, including the old Coal Jetty.

Colonists discovered coal, 'Black Diamond', locally in 1797. 76 years later, in 1863, mining commenced at Old Bulli, site of Australia's second worst disaster in 1887, where 81 perished.

The museum houses a collection of maps and objects relating to local mines and mining life - including heritage photos of Bulli, its old coaching inns (The Denmark), nearby villages (Thirroul, Austinmer et cetera including Sherbrooke).

The Blinkco Family Room shows social history, with contents from the Blinkco's Woonona home. School children enjoy comparing life in the 1930s to theirs today.

Nearby events

  1. Lent - Easter Long Weekend Platter

    Tuesday 26 March 2019 to Monday 22 April 2019 , Bulli

    Indulge in a delicious seafood platter for two, sharing a bottle of white or red wine, complimented by amazing views at Illawarra's Premiere Dining Destination - Altitude 1148 Restaurant. They're offering this seafood special throughout…

    26 Mar - 22 Apr
  2. Foragers Market

    Sunday 31 March 2019 , Bulli

    From the land to the sea on the South Coast, Illawarra and beyond, they aim to provide everything in season, showcase amazing artisan products and bring people together to enjoy what this amazing area has to offer every week in two…

    31 Mar