Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

The Visitor Services team offers a wealth of information to help you to plan your visit in and around the City of Parramatta and run school holiday programs and education activities.

Share and celebrate our cultural heritage 

The Parramatta Heritage & Visitor Information Centre’s friendly staff provide a unique starting point for discovering Parramatta - the city that tells the story of Australia.

The  team provide you with access to research, archives and cultural collections relating to Parramatta’s Local Government Area. Our professional team consists of a Research and Collection Services Coordinator, Archivist, Cultural Collections Officer and a Research Lead facilitating a genealogy and local studies team.

We share and celebrate our cultural heritage assets and stories.

Researcher showing old records in book

Research Library

The Research Library, within the centre, specialises in local studies, family history and houses Parramatta’s history and heritage research resources, Council and community archives, and cultural collections.

346A Church Street, Parramatta | 8839 3311 | localstudies@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au


Archive room

Research & Collection Services

Research & Collection Services manages, preserves and documents the history of our local government and the people, places, art, events, and natural and built environments which have contributed to the rich history of Parramatta’s communities. 

Curious about the heritage of your house? Interested in finding out more about your family history? Need help with researching Parramatta’s Indigenous, colonial and multicultural past?

You can or call 02 8839 3322 for up-to-date opening hours and more information.