The Berry Historic Museum is a great place for those interested in local history and a visit to the museum will prove very rewarding. Housed in the old E.S. and A Bank, there are records of early settlement in the Berry district. The Berry Museum has an extensive collection of items, memorabilia, photographs and records donated by the local community. These relate to the area's agricultural, dairying and timber past. Lots of photographs of people, places and activities are on display. Guided and self completing tours are available and a "please do touch room" for children. Bookings required for guided tours.
The historical Muir House Gallery is located in the township of Berry. Muir House has a wide range of local arts and crafts on display and for sale. Every fourth Sunday of the month Muir House has an Art and Craft Open Day where artist from around the area gather and demonstrating their painting techniques, local writers also attend, and general arts and crafts on display. Gallery art space available for hire.
Purveyors of a fine selection of hand-blended teas and an eclectic range of tea wares from around the world. Come and browse this cute little store or take time out to enjoy one of their beautiful teas with a slice of cake or freshly baked scones with raspberry jam and double cream. A must visit for tea lovers.
Located in the beautiful town of Berry, Jetz Cafe is a healthy oasis. This cafe offers not only an all day breakfast serving quality fresh food but also lunch and afternoon tea with extensive menu selections. You have the wonderful opportunity of either eating indoors or dining outside in the courtyard. Come along and enjoy a meal at Berry Jetz Cafe.
The Berry Courthouse is now open to the public. It was abolished on 30 July 1988 as it was no longer needed as a local courthouse. Visitors can enjoy the Victorian Gardens and the elegant Classical courthouse, it is sure to remind you of the Grecian beginnings of the justice system. The building was designed by James Barnet in the Greek Revival style and built in 1890 and 1891 at a cost of 1,658 pounds 10 shillings and 7 pence. The Berry Court House appears to have been completed in September 1891. The Berry Courthouse operated as a courthouse from 1891 to 1988 and, as such, reflects the early history of governance and law and order in the region and New South Wales. As an example of a small scale rural courthouse designed in the Classical Academic style, its fine, elegant design embodies late 19th century concepts of courthouse architecture.
The Village Forge is known for unique customised pieces. By melding the tradition of Blacksmithing with contemporary Metal Fabrication techniques, inspired designs of classic decoration, sculpture, architecture and personal motifs are used to create unlimited design variations. Glass, timber, stone, mosaics and other mediums can be incorporated, as well as taking advantage of the best protective coatings available on today's market. Gates are a speciality and can be fitted with a large range of security and power options available. The Village Forge invites you to discuss any size project and welcomes the opportunity to translate your ideas into a truly unique medium. The Village Forge invites Architects and Designers to contact him to discuss custom plans. The Village Forge is the place for individual handmade pieces such as balustrade and garden designs, as well as demonstrations and classes.
The Berry Sourdough Bakery and Cafe isn't your average bakery. They have an Alan Scott oven, a mixer, a crew of talented bakers on the bench and all loaves are hand crafted with no moulding machinery used. The bakery makes the most of the location, maintaining a relationship with other local organic food producers. Doughs are mixed slowly, rested for three hours, shaped and set to rise in willow baskets. When ready they are loaded onto a peel and slashed on their way into the wood fired oven. The range includes whole wheat, rye, multi grain, spelt levain blanc, olive, brioche, baguette and fruit. A shop is connected to the bakehouse, selling seasonal organic vegetables, organic dips and dry goods. The cafe menu is packed full of interesting food, using as much local produce as possible.
The Goldfish Toy Shop, Berry, is an iconic retail experience that transports parents and children into a world of colourful, wooden toys and speciality gift items. With most of their products being designed by the head honcho - Elisa Doro - here in Australia and ethically handmade in Bali you can be assured you are purchasing sustainable, environmentally sound, community supportive and ethical products. Can't get into Berry? Their dreamy products are also available to purchase online! Experience toy shopping the way it should be experienced and visit Goldfish Toy Shop, Berry, for a shopping trip you will never forget!
Broughton Antiques, established in 1985, is situated in one of Berry's heritage buildings. They offer an extensive range of antiques, furniture and collectables. Specialising in quality Victorian and Edwardian furniture, much of which is privately sourced together with a selective range of porcelain, silver and fine estate jewellery. If you are considering selling they can help discuss the pre-sale estimate of your item or collection. You can email images for comment. They can provide a verbal valuation / appraisal just by visiting Broughton Antiques in Berry. To contact a valuer, or to submit images, please email Broughton Antiques.
The Treat Factory is the largest gourmet food outlet on the South Coast of New South Wales. Established in the historic Old Central Creamery, the Treat Factory manufactures hundreds of flavours of jams and sauces from family recipes spanning over 60 years. On site, they handcraft a massive selection of Belgian Chocolate and gourmet confectionary - they have all your old favourites and new unique creations. At The Treat Factory you can smell the aroma of the jams bubbling away while you shop. During the week, most days you can watch chocolate or confectionary been manufactured. At The Treat Factory Warehouse you will find ingredients, bulk goods, kitchen ware, baking needs and more. They have treats and hard to find ingredients for the professional chef, cake decorator, food lover and home cook. The Treat Factory is an essential stop for the food lover visiting the south coast.
South Coast Providores prides itself on working with locally grown produce. All their products are made by hand and in small batches ensuring an artisan product. They work with some 18 local growers who supply them with a wide range of fruit and vegetables - all sustainably grown. They work with the seasons and their range includes plums, peaches, nectarines, all citrus fruits, tamarillos, feijoas, kiwi fruit, wild limes, rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. South Coast Providores source local tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and more for their chutneys and relishes. They are passionate about their products and this shows in the end result.
Mezzadella's serves traditional wood fired pizzas with a modern twist! Also on the menu: calzones, gluten free pizzas, salads, homemade gelato and blackboard specials. Gourmet pizzas include Inferno, with a herbed tomato base, hot calabrese salami, chorizo, fresh tomato, Spanish onion, chilli flakes, jalapenos, buffalo mozzarella topped with roquette and yoghurt, Cajun Mama, with Cajun spiced prawns on a herbed yoghurt and tomato base with roasted red capsicum and seared mango, Spanish onion, buffalo mozzarella, topped with roquette and green tomato and lime relish.
The Berry Community and Activity Centre have a wonderful display of handmade crafts in wood, wool and material all made locally. Organically grown vegetables for sale, jams, relishes and, pickles made from organically grown vegetables are also a feature. Berry is famous for its gardens, trees, arts and crafts, antiques and markets. Berry also boasts some fine early architecture with various buildings, some beautifully restored, protected by their National Trust Classification in recognition of their significance to the heritage of the region.