STEAMING THE SOUTH COAST -
We are a volunteer run museum funded by grants, donations and entry/research fees.
The money we receive goes to operating costs, maintenance and expanding our exhibits/collections.
Please consider donating, any amount helps.
New Permanent Exhibit
Life and times of
Lt Robert Johnston, RN
master of the Snapper
who named the Clyde River in 1821
NSW Seniors Festival 2024 Event
Friday 22nd March 10.30am - 11.30am
Batemans Bay Heritage Museum "Hello Sailor"
Free Morning Tea & Live Entertainment
Join our motley crew for Sea Shanties, Salty tales, and Rum Balls of course!
Limited room on the Deadman's Chest, so don't miss out....BOOK NOW....
Two thirds of our exhibits are on permanent display. They are refreshed with rotated artefacts from the Collections.
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.
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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