a: cnr. Gardenia Ave &
Great Western Highway Emu Plains
ph: (02) 47354394


Arms of Australia Inn Museum

Welcome to the Arms of Australia Inn Museum in the Penrith Valley at Emu Plains, NSW, Australia.  The inn is administered by the Nepean District Historical Society (NDHS), and is situated at the gateway to the Blue Mountains National Park. 

The  inn was once a staging post for travellers making the trip from Sydney over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and the goldfields. Built it two sections, the first in 1826, it is one of the oldest buildings in Penrith, if not the oldest.

Due to its colourful history, the inn provides an interesting venue for local activities, tour groups, special events, school tours and exhibitions. The museum contains artefacts that were either used or manufactured in the local area and thousands of photos.

The Nepean District Historical Society meets at the Inn on the 4th Saturday of each  month at 1pm and includes a guest speaker. Visitors are welcome.

The NSW Corps of Marines also call the Arms of Australia Inn Museum home, their members recreate the lives and times of the First Fleet Marines, sailors, convicts, gentlemen of quality and their ladies..





Opening Hours -

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-2pm
1st and 3rd Sunday in the month 1pm-4pm

Adult $10.00 per head
Concession $5.00
Children $5.00

Lantern Tours 
By appointment only and a minimum of five people.
Cost $15.00 per head.
Contact Craig on 0417 271 328
or email: 

Visitor tour and hire bookings
Museum (02) 4735 4394, please leave a message if phone is unanswered.

For all other after hours enquiries email:  

If you are planning a group tour and haven't booked, please check with the museum, on the numbers above, to make sure we don't have another tour on that day..

The Arms of Australia Inn Museum is now open as per directions of NSW Department of Health and Penrith City Council Guidelines during the Covid 19 crisis with limitations to the number of people on site, bookings are advisable for all groups.

Please call us on  4735 4394 or email to arrange tours.