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The Luggage Store Cafe & Museum

Q Station, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9466 1500
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Great museum as the history there is so amazing.

We loved going through this museum, however, the lighting inside could be better. Some of the... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Virginie S
,
Wollongong, Australia
Interesting little museum

This museum though small gives an interesting overview of life at the quarantine station. There is... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Carolyn A
,
Wollongong, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Q Station, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Manly
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+61 2 9466 1500
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We loved going through this museum, however, the lighting inside could be better. Some of the displays were very hard to read because of this.

Thank Virginie S
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This museum though small gives an interesting overview of life at the quarantine station. There is a lot of history there that a lot of people would not know about unless they visited the site of the Q Station.

Thank Carolyn A
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

The Luggage Store Museum is well worth the visit. It is located on the wharf at the Q Station. It has an insightful view of thr history of immigration to Sydney in the early days and the roll played by the Quarantine Station. There is...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stumbled on this small museum when we were walking around historic quarantine station. It has a small but nostalgic collection which is interesting and the coffee shop was a welcome surprise, a lovely spot to sit in the sun and a special view, the...More

1  Thank Helen Y
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This very interesting museum is free to walk through or you can book a tour. The museum has stored a number of gravestones dating back to the 19th Century. Make sure you also look at the names of ships carved into the rock face outside...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

great point of interest and good spot for photos and coffee. would recommend for anyone that hasnt seen sydney

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

When you book your tour, you will see the luggage store and museum. The museum part of the complex is fascinating and full of history. As you approach the cafe and museum be sure to look at the rock wall face where you will see...More

1  Thank Veronica and Ke... R
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

The coffee's OK, but if you intend to sit down with it, surely they can do better than paper cups? The surroundings are fascinating, though - memories of ships quarantined here carved into the rock are poignant.

2  Thank BPinOz
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

We arrived at 1230 for lunch and there was only one sandwich left!! They had sold out and had no intention of making any others it seems. The café advertises that it is open from 10.00 am. Similarly the day before after checking in at...More

Thank Jeff_2000
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Great story of the quarantine station and its history and that you included the history of infectious diseases as so many people have no idea.

1  Thank Janet M
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