Sexton's Cottage Museum/St Thomas Rest Park

Phone: 02 9936 8406

Location: 250 West St, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Mail: Stanton Library, PO Box 12, North Sydney NSW 2059

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Web: www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/museums

Description: Sexton's Cottage Museum and St Thomas' Rest Park provide a snapshot of life and death in Australia from the early Victorian period. The Rest Park is the site of the former St Thomas' cemetery, the oldest European burial ground on the North Shore dating back to 1845. Its interments include figures of local and state significance such as land owner and politician Alexander Berry, artist Conrad Martens and explorer and navigator Owen Stanley. Group tours available outside opening hours by appointment. Brochures are available from Stanton Library and the park incorporates interpretive signs. St Thomas' Rest Park is an off-lease dog exercise area, and also contains a large, fully fenced children's playground that has been sympathetically designed to complement the historic and commemorative character of the Rest Park. The playground features extensive landscaping and tree planting and a fixed shade sail provides additional shade for playground users.

Hours: 1-4pm Thurs; 2-4pm Sat, February to December; closed Public Holidays. Guided tours by appointment. Rest Park open 7 days.

Fees: None

Contact: Fiona Simpson, Liz Agnew, Ian Hoskins

Transport: Close to bus services, street parking available

Disability Access: Yes (Entrance ramp to cottage.)

Area Served: North Sydney

Volunteering Note: Volunteers are needed for museum supervision and to act as tour guides.

Keywords: Local History; Galleries and Museums; Cemeteries and Crematoria; Tourism; Parks and Reserves; Library Volunteers; Broad Community; Historic Buildings and Sites; Playgrounds

Parent Organisation: North Sydney Council

© North Sydney Council [13730] Last Full Review: 1Jun20

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