Merchandising meccas and other commercial curiosities. Our exhibits range from the early 20th to early 21st centuries.
BIG W was a name given to WOOLWORTHS-operated department stores in the 1960s. The first standalone location, a new format discount store, opened in 1976, in Tamworth, New South Wales. The BIG W brand was used to differentiate the new discount stores from the company's existing WOOLWORTHS variety stores and its burgeoning WOOLWORTHS supermarket division.