Plan Your Visit
Our Centre is on the corner of the Portland Street and Petticoat Lane heritage precinct of Penola, which is in the Coonawarra wine region and half way between Adelaide and Melbourne.
7 days from 10am to 4pm (negotiable).
Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Adults $5.00, Children free.
Coaches and Groups
Volunteers from the Centre will meet the coach to welcome and briefly familiarise visitors.
Suggested time to allow for the visit – 45 to 60 minutes – so that visitors may enjoy the historic exhibitions and displays in the Interpretive Centre and Schoolhouse, and visit the Church and Shrine.
We have wheelchair access and toilets.
Entry $3.50 per person. No charge for coach crew.
School groups $1.00 per student.
Morning or afternoon tea $4.00 per person.
Light luncheon $12 per person.
- Guided coach tour of historic Penola $2.00 per person.
To make a booking please fill in the Group Booking Form.
A wide range of mementos, cards, gifts, rosary beads, and books about Mary MacKillop, Julian Tenison Woods, the Sisters of St Joseph and local history is available.
Resources include a wide range of books; CDs & DVDs; files of research material; local Catholic records of baptisms, marriages, confirmations; a growing data base of schoolhouse pupils and families.
Mary MacKillop Penola Centre
PO Box 231, PENOLA, SA 5277
Telephone: 08 8737 2092
Facsimile: 08 8737 3051
For architectural information about the Mary MacKillop Penola Centre, please see Site Design.