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Mary Mackillop Place

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Address: 9 Mount Street, North Sydney, New South Wales 2059, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9954 9688

Mary MacKillop Place, in Mount Street North Sydney, Australia is a place...

Mary MacKillop Place, in Mount Street North Sydney, Australia is a place unlike any other. This beautiful tranquil haven is where the tomb of the iconic Australian and first Saint Mary MacKillop is located. It is a historical ‘must see’ destination that gives you an insight into where this extraordinary woman lived and spent the final years of her life. This unique destination incorporates a spiritual site, café/gift shop, museum, beautiful garden and historic Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel.

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A Peaceful & Spiritual Oasis

My first time here this afternoon and it just took my breath away. Simple surroundings yet a peaceful and spiritual oasis in the heart of North Sydney. I visited the Museum, the... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My first time here this afternoon and it just took my breath away. Simple surroundings yet a peaceful and spiritual oasis in the heart of North Sydney. I visited the Museum, the Galleries and Alma Cottage, before spending time in the beautiful Chapel for some quiet reflection. I placed a petition for my beloved late parents. Mary MacKillop Place is... More 

Thank AshleyAzavedo
Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a spiritual visit. Your visit starts in a old school. Our guide sat us down and talked about how it was back in the early 1800s. Mary MacKillop was a remarkable women how she helped people. The museum has intractable exhibits. You also walk through Mary's house. Mary MacKillop is buried there. This is a very humbling... More 

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Finale Emilia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really close to the train station which makes it easy to go everywhere..really close to cbd.. The room was fine..TV,fan and WiFi...pretty quiet and good cleanings everyday.. The only thing that it made feel little uncomfortable is the fact that is a monastery so there's Virgins and crosses everywhere.. If it was more neutral the lodge part... More 

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Pottsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

An unbelievable Emotional feeling whilst visiting the chapel and praying for a sick friend. An experience you will never feel elsewhere. This is a special place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the chapel where Mary Mackillop is buried to say some prays for a friend who is not well. Lovely place to pray. Unfortunately if you want anything blessed by a priest on Fridays your unable to as it is his day off. There is a coffee shop/gift store next door to the chapel.

Thank Sharon K
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Mary Mackillop is Australia's first Saint, she devoted her life to the service of the poor and she loved children. Her tomb is situated in the beautiful chapel. It is so peaceful and a great getaway from all the hustle and bustle of daily life. We often attend mass on Sunday or we just visit and enjoy the tranquillity. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Arrived late and only had time to visit the chapel. Absolutely beautiful chapel. Visiting the tomb of St Mary of the Cross was the highlight and very meaningful. Our short visit was topped off by a lovely Sister who chatted to us at the back of the chapel. St Mary would be proud.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Quiet place to find peace and meditate. The chapel is beautiful and you can sit and do nothing but listen to yourself. The gift shop and cafe is a must to visit. The atmosphere is friendly and the people are so helpful. Stop for a simple and nice healthy lunch. I found out that it offers accommodation too. Worth checking... More 

Thank Rosemary C
North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have enjoyed lunch and morning tea at Mary Mackillop Place on many occasions and it has always been a most enjoyable experience. The food is simple and tasty and the staff are very pleasant and helpful. Sitting in the Café you can't help but experience the peaceful ambiance, happy quiet chatter and surrounded by our first Saint's memorabilia. This... More 

Thank ConnieKerslake
North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The highlight of Mary Mackillop Place is the chapel, a small but beautiful chapel which includes Mary's tomb discreetly positioned at the front right hand side. I was impressed by the devotion of people visiting the tomb, just as I've seen in other countries when I've visited places of worship of other religions. The cafe, gift shop and museum are... More 

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