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Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

30 Parke St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4780 5410
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Heart warming experience

The cultural centre exceeded all my expectations. The gallery is filled with portraits of Blue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chanaem
via mobile
Very well set out centre

First time here and was really surprised. Everything was set out beautifully, displays and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MSTwo
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Warwick, Australia
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Opened 17 November 2012, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre features the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and World Heritage Exhibition which is devoted to education about the distinctive environment, history and culture of the Blue Mountains region. The Cultural Centre is co-located with the new Katoomba Library. The Cultural Centre showcases innovative, diverse, distinctive and creative cultural programs for enjoyment by residents of, and visitors to, the Blue Mountains. Built on the highest point in Katoomba with panoramic views of the World Heritage area, it links the main shopping precinct on Katoomba Street through enhanced pedestrian connections.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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30 Parke St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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+61 2 4780 5410
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"coles supermarket"
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"worth a visit"
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"gift shop"
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"great library"
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"david hockney exhibition"
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"small entrance fee"
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"worthwhile stop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cultural centre exceeded all my expectations. The gallery is filled with portraits of Blue Mountain residents, each one attached with a small story about their life, just beautiful.

Thank Chanaem
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here and was really surprised. Everything was set out beautifully, displays and cultural heritage and history of the Blue Mountains was great. Great coffee and casual restaurant and large open area outside with views over the rooftops to the valleys in the distance.

Thank MSTwo
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great addition to the town. Well designed, well built, it adds a whole new layer of interest and attraction to Katoomba. The galleries are good, the shop is good, the cafe good and the library good. I love the outdoor space and...More

Thank Charles J
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you enjoy history and have time to read the displays and listen to the commentaries then this is worthwhile.

Thank CandysHomePatch
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We came here to see the David Hockney exhibition (yes David Hockney exhibition in little old Katoomba!) and part of the ticket was to go and see the permanent exhibition of the local area. Sorry I can't remember the name of it!!! but it excellent...More

Thank SuzannahA
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Saw the David Hockney exhibition here for only $5 which also entitled a visit to the multi-media natural heritage area which is quite spectacular. Well worth a visit.

Thank Firsttimecruiser52
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

A very small amount of exhibitors and art pieces. The installations are good but the exhibition has little to offer. Lack of aboriginal contribution in an area where we expected to see and experience lots of. Was really uninviting. 😟

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This elegant gallery is stunning and exhibitions are changed regularly. Art work generally relates to the Blue Mountains, unless it's the Archibald Portrait exhibition. Allow time to see the World Heritage Centre as well. This tranquil space is best appreciated by sitting on the seats...More

Thank Tootsicola
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful exhibition which is multimedia. Sit listen read watch. Wonderful screen presentations. Look up and look at the floor too. $5 entry for the art gallery and cultural centre all part of the library complex. The viewing platform has wonderful views over...More

Thank Southborolass
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We had travelled to Katoomba on family business and were looking for a relatively quiet place for lunch. We had been to the Cultural Centre Cafe previously for afternoon tea and had enjoyed the ambience of being within a library and gallery complex away from...More

Thank James N
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Peter G
15 January 2015|
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Response from BMCulturalCentre | Property representative |
Hello Peter, As the recipient of reviews we only respond to questions or comments relating to our operations and have no control over what commenters say about other establishments. Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
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