Being excavated from various areas within the Park, the Parramatta Park Trust collection is formed by objects that reflect the history of the site, the layers of meanings imbued in the Park and the changes in the way the Park has been used throughout the years—from being the territory of the Burramatta clan of the Darug—speaking people to its recreational purpose today. The items in the collection range from building materials, ceramics, household items, recreational object, bottles and memorabilia. They act as symbols of the establishment of European settlement and the relationship of Australia to the United Kingdom. They tell us stories about the lives of the convicts in Parramatta and their involvement in shaping the institutions inside and outside of Parramatta Park. Furthermore, the collection reflects the development of the industries in the district and the varying roles Parramatta has played in the lives of the people.
PO Box 3064 Parramatta, NSW 2124
(02) 9895 7500
O'Connell St Parramatta NSW
There are two entries to Parramatta Park for visitors arriving by car or coach. The Macquarie Street gate at Parramatta opens at 6am and closes at 6pm (8pm during Daylight Savings). The Queens Road gate at Westmead gate opens at 10am and closes at 3pm on weekdays. On weekends and public holidays this gate opens at 6am and closes at 6pm (8pm during Daylight Savings). Pedestrians may access the park at any time unless otherwise notified.