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 Byron Bay and Yamba. Don’t drive past as we have excellent coffee and plenty to see.

Hours of Operation

The Tastes of New Italy Cafe is open from 8am to 4pm, every day.
(Public Holidays 10am to 3pm, Closed Christmas Day)
The Museum and the Pavilion will also be open at these times.

The Casa Vecchia Gift Shop is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm Wednesday to Sunday each week. (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays)

The Glass Art Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm, 7 days.

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

(Updated 08-11-2022)

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

  • 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!

    thumb Giordan Benigni
    19 June 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!

    thumb Jewellery Store
    24 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.

    thumb Arman Afsari
    19 June 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.

    thumb BulldogsAndDolphins
    13 August 2022
  • Honestly intriguing stories and a great little explore. Had a wonderful brekky

    thumb Tom Angove
    13 May 2022
  • Great coffee stop with clean facilities and interesting Italian migrant stories and artefacts.

    thumb 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.

    thumb BulldogDynasty
    13 August 2022
  • Fantastic place. All done by volunteers. Hats off to you guys

    thumb Len Nicholson
    9 June 2021
  • 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.

    thumb 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 🙂

    thumb Marty
    16 May 2022