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Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Ranked #7 of 51 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, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This was purpose built to tell the story of the mountains and their cultural value and history. It is very popular and can be crowded particularly on weekends so chose early mornings or late afternoon if you can as parking can be an issue. there are good facilities - toilets, cafes, restaurants and shops close by as well as the views across the Jamieson Valley and the Three Sisters from the adjacent viewing platform so it is well worth spending a bit of time in the area and don't forget your camera

Thank Fiona S
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"art gallery"
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"world heritage"
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"viewing platform"
in 14 reviews
"excellent cafe"
in 5 reviews
"coles supermarket"
in 5 reviews
"great coffee"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"great library"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 13 reviews
"david hockney exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"lift access"
in 2 reviews
"toasted sandwich"
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"annual membership"
in 2 reviews
"blue mountains"
in 57 reviews
"worthwhile stop"
in 2 reviews
"large open area"
in 2 reviews
"local history"
in 3 reviews

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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.

2  Thank Pete R
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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.

Thank christine0253
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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

Thank Russell R
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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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