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“Good place to visit for information”

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Ranked #13 of 48 things to do in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened 17 November 2012, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre features the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and World Heritage Exhibition which is devoted to education about the distinctive environment, history and culture of the Blue Mountains region. The Cultural Centre is co-located with the new Katoomba Library. The Cultural Centre showcases innovative, diverse, distinctive and creative cultural programs for enjoyment by residents of, and visitors to, the Blue Mountains. Built on the highest point in Katoomba with panoramic views of the World Heritage area, it links the main shopping precinct on Katoomba Street through enhanced pedestrian connections.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good place to visit for information”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This is a great place to visit for information but there is only ticket parking and the area is a bit of a tourist trap. Unfortunate as the view to the valley from this location is amazing. I grew up visiting this place and never passing without stopping to a gaze at the valley. But with ticket parking and the tourist buses the place has lost its interest.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Pete R
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Very interesting and informative”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This cultural center gives you all the interesting information on the area we really enjoyed it and it was nice to hear the story about " the three sisters " rock formation this is a beautiful area and the blue mountains visit is a must see if you stay around the Sydney area.

Visited November 2013
Thank christine0253
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“a little gem”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

What a marvelous place to spend a cold winter weekend afternoon.
Good coffee from the café, with some great soup and other light meal options. Some very intriguing and eclectic exhibitions on offer.
And what a seriously cool library!
A view to die for, through a huge window space at the valley end of he building, just a great place to curl up on the comfy seats, read away as the frigid wind whistles by outside.
Or free wifi!!

Oh yes there is shopping centre underneath, but that's largely irrelevant to the cultural and relaxation opportunities that Blue Mountains Council has laid on upstairs

I'm sure the local clientele will not thank me for making this known. As a visitor, I was very impressed and we wil definitely go there again

Visited July 2014
Thank Russell R
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Blue Mountains NSW
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Well-managed venue”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

The Cultural Centre has proved to be an excellent addition to Katoomba. The building is architecturally interesting with a great view of the local area & nearby mountains. The exhibitions in the lovely gallery space feature local artists and are constantly changing, the permanent exhibition on the history & attractions of the World Heritage Area is very special & the meeting room is well-used. Add to this a good coffee shop & gift shop & it makes having annual membership very worthwhile.

2 Thank cazzam
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
872 reviews
569 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“what an eye opener”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I had read about this place in the local paper but never bothered to look..Yesterday a friend took me...I should have gone before..What a lovely place..There,s a new shopping centre below and the library also below the centre..The library is magnificant with large windows that look over the mountains..Plenty of places to sit and relax..Then upstairs to the centre. This has exhibition halls for a changing array of displays..Theres a lovely cafe ,clean toilets and the best viewing platform that looks with a 180 degree view of katoomba and the escarpments..I've lived in the mountains for over 20 years and was gobsmacked at this place...go! thats all I can say

Visited July 2014
Thank karen m
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