Merchandising meccas and other commercial curiosities. Our exhibits range from the early 20th to early 21st centuries.
BIG W was a name given to a new line of discount department stores operated by Woolworths Limited. The first BIG W, located in Tamworth, New South Wales, began trading to the public in 1964. 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.