Mary MacKillop Penola Centre

  • Disabled access

Mary MacKillop was canonised on 17 October 2010 in Rome. She became Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia’s first saint of the Catholic Church. She met Father Julian Tenison Woods in Penola in 1860 and their dream began to found a new religious order to meet the educational needs of isolated and disadvantaged children. She started teaching in a stable and then moved to the Schoolhouse, which today is a heritage building that people can visit.

At the Mary MacKillop Penola Centre there is an interpretive centre with major exhibitions explaining the lives of Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods, priest and scientist. An exhibition in the Schoolhouse explains the early teaching methods of the Sisters of Saint Joseph that they co-founded in Penola.

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church is also on the site.

Contact Details

Mary MacKillop Penola Centre
Portland Street
Penola
South Australia 5277

Toll Free Number
Not available

Telephone
+61 (08) 8737 2092

Fax
+61 (08) 8737 3051

Mobile
Not available

  • Mary MacKillop Penola Centre, Penola, Limestone Coast, South Australia
  • Mary MacKillop Penola Centre, Penola, Limestone Coast, South Australia
  • Mary MacKillop Penola Centre, Penola, Limestone Coast, South Australia
  • Mary MacKillop Penola Centre, Penola, Limestone Coast, South Australia

Details

Cost

  • Adult - $5.00
  • Child - $0.00

Opening times

  • Mon10am to 4pm
  • Tue10am to 4pm
  • Wed10am to 4pm
  • Thu10am to 4pm
  • Fri10am to 4pm
  • Sat10am to 4pm
  • Sun10am to 4pm

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
  • Catering
  • Coach Parking
  • First aid equipment
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Public Toilet

Activities

  • Self-Guided
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