Impacts of Covid
The gift shop and Cafe are now open from 9am to 3pm, every day.
The Museum and the Pavilion will also be open at these times.
The glassblowers are expected to remain closed until some time in December.
We would love to see you. Do pop in and support New Italy during this difficult time.
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.
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
Wow! What a wonderful place. Really impressed with the curation of both museums. Keep up the great work.Jane D
This place has a lot of history. It is great to come to a place like this especially if you have an Italian background. It makes you appreciate everything Italian.Paola J
Memories are flooding back. We came in Dec. 1969 on the “Galileo Tiacarni” ( sister ship of Galilee ) to Sydney. I spent a year in the jungle of New Ireland in 1970 and was actually in the area of Port Breton (not then knowing of the tragic event) where the original Italian expedition to Novelle Francias had committed to for a new life.Andre and Elaine B