Stories from 14 MacMahon Street – Hurstville Museum & Gallery

In 2003 Hurstville City Council was looking for a new home for the St George Regional Museum, previously called The Centennial Bakery Museum. The museum, which included a large bakery item collection and historical artefacts from the Hurstville Historical Society, was outgrowing the small corner building on Forest Road and Bridge Street. 14 MacMahon Street became available after the Fanari Restaurant & Bar had closed and it seemed to be the perfect place for the museum!
The Mayor of Hurstville, Clr Vince Badalati officially opened the St George Regional Museum on Friday 6 February 2004. On display in the exhibition are the original pair of scissors to cut the red ribbon, which was spanned across the entrance.
Courtesy of Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery collection
Since 2004, 14 MacMahon Street has attracted over 110,000 visitors, more than 170 exhibitions and too many public programs to count.
Do you remember the exhibition Ned Kelly – Fact and Fiction’, a travelling exhibition by the National Museumof Australia, Canberra?
It was a very popular exhibition at the St George Regional Museum in 2007. 
 
Courtesy of Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery collection
These are just some of the stories of 14 MacMahon Street. Come and visit the multisensory exhibition IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK to find out more about the building’s past.
Exhibition on show until Sunday 11 May 2014.
The exhibition is proudly sponsored by


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