For families looking for a unique and memorable Southern Highlands experience


All set in Australia’s  finest example of a colonial Georgian village. Historic Berrima.

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Included in the book shop is an extensive range of books on local and Australian history, from books on local townships to first fleet posters, books on convict history to coffee table books on various suburbs using photo’s of the recent past .
Buy your postcards and souvenirs here , the book shop is placed at the main entry of the courthouse so that you get every opportunity to browse coming in and going out!sovenier shopbook shop 2book shop 3

  • The 'Sound and light show" The 'Sound and light show" A highlight of your tour along with our audio visual in the Captain Starlight theatrette.
  • The petty jury book and souvenir shop The petty jury book and souvenir shop Books on sujects related to local places and histories, plus souvenirs of your tour of the courthouse.
  • The famous 'Berrima Quilt" The famous 'Berrima Quilt"
  • BERRIMA COURTROOM BERRIMA COURTROOM A courtroom drama played out by a video judge and maniquins, that actualy took place in this courtroom nearly 2 centuries ago !!!

Open 364 days a year 10am till 4pm.

A visit to this grand building will be enjoyed by the heritage enthusiast, those interested in colonial history, 1830’s architecture and much more.
A remarkable & unforgettable encounter can be assured by all who visit. For families looking for that unique Berrima experience …

this is it!


You will also see over 100 photos depicting the story of Berrima including the German internees held here during World War 1.

A time line shows what was happening in Berrima, Australia, The world at several points in history.

Also view the 'famous Berrima Quilt' created by village folk to celebrate 175 years in 2006.

You will see a moving & emotive audio visual that covers the life and times of the village, the once infamous Berrima prison & the Southern Highlands from the 1830’s, in our Captain Starlight Theatrette as a part of your tour, all this and the  ‘Son et Lumiere’

Treachery, Treason & Murder.