a: cnr. Gardenia Ave &
Great Western Highway Emu Plains
ph: (02) 47354394

Happenings at the inn

The playPioneers in Petticoats’ will be performed at the inn on Saturday 30 April at 2pm. 
The play brings alive Mary Bryant, a First Fleet convict who excaped the colony in 1791; Fanny Macleay who emigrated in 1826, the eldest of six unmarried daughters of the Colonial Secretary; Eliza Hawkes, who at eleven and a half survived the crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1822; and lola Montez, a woman who refused to be confined by social rules.  She performed her Spider Dance at the Ballarat goldfields in the 1850s and publically horse-whipped an editor who belittled her work.
Tickets $30.00 adult, $25 concession/child: 
call 13 28 49 or

Tench Luncheon - Saturday June 18th 
O'Donoghue's Irish Pub, Great Western Highway, Emu Plains
at 12 noon
The luncheon that celebrates the day Watkin Tench discovered the Nepean River in 1789, will be held at O’Donoghue’s with Michael Harriden as guest speaker. Michael Harriden has lived in the Nepean district all his life. 
His mother’s family, the Reddans and Masters, are early residents and lived in Riley and High Streets.
He has a close affinity with the history of Penrith and will talk about the changes he has witnessed and heard about from his family.
Michael’s family was integral to the community in the early years, whether in the first Penrith Council or in the sporting arena of Rowing or Rugby League.
Also his artistic side has expressed his respect for the local environment by the many paintings he has painted of the natural beauty of the Nepean district.
He wil bring along some of his paintings to the luncheon. 

Cost $30.00 per person.
To book call 4735 4394 on openiing days or email
After hours call 0407 247 806
RSVP by June 6th.

Arms of Australia Inn Museum
Welcome to the Arms of Australia Inn Museum in the Penrith Valley at Emu Plains, NSW, Australia.  The inn is administered by the Nepean District Historical Society (NDHS), and is situated at the gateway to the Blue Mountains National Park. 

The  inn was once a staging post for travellers making the trip from Sydney over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and the goldfields. Built it two sections, the first in 1826, it is one of the oldest buildings in Penrith, if not the oldest.

Due to its colourful history, the inn provides an interesting venue for local activities, tour groups, special events, school tours and exhibitions. The museum contains artefacts that were either used or manufactured in the local area and thousands of photos.

The Nepean District Historical Society meets at the Inn on the 4th Saturday of each  month at 1pm and includes a guest speaker. Visitors are welcome.

The NSW Corps of Marines also call the Arms of Australia Inn Museum home, their members recreate the lives and times of the First Fleet Marines, sailors, convicts, gentlemen of quality and their ladies.



Come and Visit!

Opening Hours
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-2pm
1st & 3rd Sunday 1pm-4pm

Adult $5.00 per head
Concession $3.00
Children $3.00

Lantern Tours 
By appointment only and a minimum of five people.
Cost $15.00 per head.
Conctact Craig on 0417 271 328
or email: 

Visitor tour and hire bookings
Museum (02) 4735 4394 during opening hours.

After hours contact Carmel 0407 247 806 or email:

For all other after hours enquiries, call the secretary on 
(02) 4735 1734 or email: