Whitlam Institute

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University is situated in the Female Orphan School on the Parramatta South Campus. The building predates the Hyde Park Barracks and is Australia’s oldest three-story building. Guided tours of the building are available.

Visitors can also explore objects from the Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection on display in the A Changing Australia exhibition, as well as an impressive annual line-up of art and social history exhibitions in the Margaret Whitlam Galleries.

The building’s restoration and adaptive reuse mean that it is a truly fascinating place to take the time to explore, with evidence throughout of its complex institutional history.


Electric Vehicle Charging Point Enquiry Desk Gallery / Museum Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

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Sydney Private Tours

Sydney Private Tours

Baulkham Hills, The Hills Shire

Riverside Theatre Parramatta

Riverside Theatre Parramatta


Image of boardwalk pathway in between mangrove trees.

Muru nanga mai, the ‘Dreaming Track’ poem at Badu Mangroves

Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta

Pinot & Picasso Castle Hill

Pinot and Picasso Castle Hill

Castle Hill, The Hills Shire

Field of Mars Cemetery

Ryde District Historical Society


A pathway leading to a grassy hill lookout

Woo-la-ra and the Silverwater Marker

Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta

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