Opens 28th October
POP UP EXHIBITION
THE FUTURE IS HERE
Image courtesy and copyright the artist. Photograph Zan Wimberley.
WE ARE CURRENTLY CELEBRATING...
New Permanent Exhibit
Life and times of
Lt Robert Johnston, RN
master of the Snapper
who named the Clyde River in 1822
Successful award of Grant funding from the Australian National Maritime Museum which will allow Emily, our employed Curator to continue her work 2023-through 2024.
Emily is overseeing the Museum's pivot to a Maritime focus.
Two thirds of our exhibits are on permanent display. They are refreshed with rotated artefacts from the Collections.
This dedicated space offers travelling exhibitions from major institutions. In between we offer temporary displays on particular themes, from our Collection or community groups.
Always something fresh to view!
Dennis Golding, POWER (detail), 2021, courtesy of Blacktown Arts. Photograph
The Museum is run by volunteers, all of whom look forward to meeting you!
The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society is an incorporated volunteer organisation, formed on 25 July 1977.
We are located in the town’s former Courthouse, built 1905 and heritage listed. There are numerous outbuildings housing displays, and a pre-loved bookshop.
The Society is recognised as a key community cultural resource and visitor attraction through development, maintenance and promotion of the Batemans Bay Heritage Museum and its Collections.
Browse our site – call us – email us – follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
WE VALUE ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Batemans Bay is situated on the shores of an estuary formed where the Clyde River meets the southern Pacific Ocean.
James Cook named our location after a naval colleague,Nathaniel Bateman as he mapped the far south coast of NSW
Traditional custodians of the land surrounding Batemans Bay are the Walbunja people of the Yuin nation; their language group is Dhurga.
From the early 20th century we have been a holiday destination for Canberrans, Sydneysiders and travellers up from Victoria. The town’s heritage of timber products has passed, but oyster growing is a 19th century tradition that remains strong (try our Clyde Oysters). Now Eco-tourism valuing our pristine waters and coastline is part of the town’s changing identity.
Acknowledging with thanks our Government Agency & Community Partners