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. Eat Street Bulli

    Friday 25 January 2019 to Friday 22 February 2019 , Bulli

    Eat Street Bulli is a street style food market offering unique and culturally diverse food offerings with music, entertainment and a licensed bar. The event is family friendly and there are activities for children to enjoy such as a…

    25 Jan - 22 Feb
  2. Foragers Market

    Sunday 27 January 2019 to 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…

    27 Jan - 31 Mar
  3. Hat Fitz and Cara: Bulli

    Thursday 31 January 2019 , Bulli

    High-energy duo Hat Fitz and Cara are one of Australia’s most enduring, popular and talented roots artists. The husband and wife team have clocked up 10 years of touring, festivals and album releases from their base of operations in…

    31 Jan