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Tarella Cottage Museum

John McLaughlin - image held at the blue mountains historical society

Tarella Openings

Tarella Cottage Museum is open on the last Sunday of each month
Open 10am - 4pm
Homemade refreshments available
There is a small entry fee for adults

Groups are always welcome throughout the year by prior arrangement and refreshments can be provided. Please contact the Society.

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This cottage was built by John McLaughlin, Sydney solicitor and Member of the Legislative Assembly, in 1890 as a holiday cottage for his family of four children to escape the heat of Sydney summers.

His daughter Beryl McLaughlin was the benefactor of the Society, leaving Tarella and the land to the Society on her death in 1988 just two months short of her 100th birthday.

The cottage contains an eclectic collection of memorabilia of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

museum interior - blue mountains historical society

The "modern" kitchen in Tarella
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