New Italy Museum


The New Italy Museum Complex stands within acreage that was once part of the original New Italy Settlement. We are on the Pacific Highway in Northern NSW, between Ballina and Yamba. Don’t drive past as we have excellent coffee and plenty to see.

Another Visitor

This young man has been visiting us lately, several times a week. He must live nearby, but I’m not sure if he comes for the food or the music!

Hours of Operation

Tastes of New Italy Cafe
8am to 4pm, (kitchen closes at 2.30pm) every day.
(Public Holidays 10am to 3pm, Closed Christmas Day)

New Italy Museum and the Italian Pavilion
8am to 4pm, every day.
(Public Holidays 10am to 3pm, Closed Christmas Day)

Casa Vecchia Gift Shop
9.30am to 4pm everyday.

CLOSED 1st July 2024 for stocktake.

Glass Art Gallery
10am to 4pm, 7 days.

MyBelle Pantry
10am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday, Closed Mondays.

Come and visit us, we would love to see you.

(Updated 01-05-2024)

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What's New?

The New Italy Community Hall is available for hire.

Get Involved

The New Italy Museum Complex is run by volunteers and is funded by sales from the Casa Vecchia Gift Shop and visitor donations. Membership fees also help us to continue to develop and improve the museum.

We gladly accept donations of items that are relevant to our museum, and of course financial contributions.

What our visitors are saying about us

  • Honestly intriguing stories and a great little explore. Had a wonderful brekky

    Tom Angove Avatar Tom Angove
    13 May 2022
  • I didn't know this place existed as I haven't driven along the highway for a long time. I passed it but glad I turned back to have a look. I suggest people make this place a stop when traveling along the highway. Added: I visited a second time it’s even better. I’ve added more pics.

    BulldogsAndDolphins Avatar BulldogsAndDolphins
    13 August 2022
  • Great place to stop for a break and to stretch my legs heading up to the Gold Coast. The museum was really interesting telling the story of the first settlers to the area. Loved the gift shop and the cafe had great coffee!

    Jewellery Store Avatar Jewellery Store
    24 August 2022
  • Fantastic place. All done by volunteers. Hats off to you guys

    Len Nicholson Avatar Len Nicholson
    9 June 2021
  • Great coffee stop with clean facilities and interesting Italian migrant stories and artefacts.

    Poh Ling LEE Avatar Poh Ling LEE
    1 August 2022
  • I didn't know this place existed as I haven't driven along the highway for a long time. I passed it but glad I turned back to have a look. I suggest people make this place a stop when traveling along the highway. Added: I visited a second time it’s even better. I’ve added more pics.

    BulldogDynasty2 Avatar BulldogDynasty2
    13 August 2022
  • Interesting to check out & read up , on the history of New Italy & the pioneer families , in the local area .. within both of museums , at the recommended to explore - New Italy tourist attraction area & Pacific Highway Rest Stop Outside the museums .. are also some statues / sculptures & other tourist attraction to see There’s no entrance fee , into either museum area .. nevertheless , to help with the running cost of New Italy - there are donation boxes all over the area * there even a donation box next to the public toilets there 🙂

    Marty Avatar Marty
    16 May 2022
  • I didn't know this place existed as I haven't driven along the highway for a long time. I passed it but glad I turned back to have a look. I suggest people make this place a stop when traveling along the highway. Added: I visited a second time it’s even better. I’ve added more pics.

    BulldogDynasty Avatar BulldogDynasty
    13 August 2022
  • I have been to New Italy several times and like the theme of their museum and shops. Good spot to rest for 30-45 minutes if heading to NSW or QLD.

    Arman Afsari Avatar Arman Afsari
    19 June 2022
  • I loved this museum! A jump in the past for who has got an Italian background. Really recommend! There is also a lovely shop! I had lasagna for lunch, small poece but worth the money spent! Go try it!

    Giordan Benigni Avatar Giordan Benigni
    19 June 2022
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