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Arms of Australia Inn, Emu Plains (and Studies in Australian History – Week Nineteen)

23 January, 2014

We recently had a little outing to the Arms of Australia Inn at Emu Plains (and snuck a bit of Australian History into there too).

The historic Inn has been turned into a museum and is managed by the Nepean Historical Society. It’s a small museum – good for an hour or two – but there is plenty to see and many objects that can be interacted with.

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We got to try on leg irons and even held a cannon ball that was once attached to the leg irons. We could sit at old school desks and write on little chalk boards for our work.

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We played a pianola, a piano organ and a piano.

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We even got to ride on some old toys!

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The volunteer guide we had was helpful, patient and kind.

The Arms of Australia Inn Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-2pm and the first and third Sundays from 1-4pm. Adults $5, concession $3 and children $2. The Museum is found on the corner of Gardenia Ave and Great Western Highway, Emu Plains.

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