Sugar Valley Library Museum, kirantakamyari
Sugar Valley Library Museum, kirantakamyari is a new co-located library and museum in Cameron Park.
The facility provides an engaging, innovative space where people can come together to learn, create and connect.
The library offers a contemporary service for visitors with a multimedia and tech space, a workshop area and a dedicated children's zone.
The museum, the first of its kind in Lake Macquarie, showcases the rich history of West Wallsend with the inaugural exhibition Westy: we built this history.
About Sugar Valley Library Museum, kirantakamyari
The word kirantakamyari means “North Creek” in Awabakal and refers to the traditional name of the Cameron Park area. kirantakamyari is also the cultural name given to Sugar Valley Library Museum.
You can listen to the cultural name of the venue in the player below.
Dhumaan ngayin ngarrakalu kirraanan barayidin
We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country.
Ngarrakalumba yuludaka bibayilin barayida baaduka
It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters.
Lake Macquarie City Council dhumaan Awabakala ngarrakal yalawaa, yalawan, yalawanan
Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.
Cultural information provided by Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre.
Frequently asked questions
What type of services can I access at the facility?
The building features an open plan foyer, modest permanent and temporary exhibition spaces, library space, multimedia and tech space, a workshop area, small collection storage, and a retail store. It is also home to the West Wallsend High School and Community Museum managed by the West Wallsend District Heritage Group Inc. The facility will feature an exciting program of events and workshops for the community to participate in.
Are there opportunities to volunteer at the facility?
Yes, we are calling for volunteers to become involved in both front and back-of-house initiatives. Find out more.
What are the operating hours of the facility?
Sugar Valley Library Museum will be open Tuesday to Sunday at the following times:
- Tuesday to Friday: 10am-2pm, 3-6pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 10am-2pm
156 Portland Drive, Cameron Park 2285 View in Google Maps