Arts & Culture | Destination Wollongong


The breadth of our history, arts and culture matches the mighty escarpment overlooking us. For inspiring stories from the world’s oldest living culture, there’s the Dharawal Country Experience, while Project Contemporary Art Space features an art collection of modern works. 

Wollongong is home to one of Australia’s largest regional art galleries, with Wollongong Art Gallery exhibitions in the heart of town alongside the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, which offers an eclectic program of theatre and entertainment.

Immerse yourself in Buddhist and Hindu culture and architecture at Nan Tien and Sri Venkateswara temples, or visit the Australian Motorlife Museum and HARS Aviation Museum for an amazing array of vintage vehicles and aircraft. Inside Industry pays homage to our industrial heritage, offering tours of the steelworks. Wollongong also plays host to many seasonal festivals, from folk and Indie music to foodie events, arts activities and cultural celebrations, so keep an eye on our events listings.