Where our stories live!

We have great pleasure in announcing our new trading name, which more clearly reflects the diversity and breadth of our Collection.


- much bigger than we look!

We recommend allowing 90 minutes for your visit to the Museum, in order to gain a full appreciation of the scale of the Collections (and our Bookshops).

John Holland crew have been at the Batemans Bay Heritage Museum laying a concrete foundation for the commemorative granite blocks removed from around the Bridge during new construction. We’ll be caring for their detached historic plaques until the new Bridge is built. With the cement left over, Darren and Brian kindly filled in a several gaps around our new disability access path.

Great work, guys, and thanks JH.

Museum entry fees applying from April 2nd 2019

Children under 12 FREE
Adults $5.00 per head
Guided Groups $7.00 per head

South Coast History Day 2019

Sat 27th April 9.30am at Wolumla Memorial Hall
Bega Shire’s Hidden Heritage ‘101 Objects Revealed’
as listed on bit.ly/101objectsindex.

Seminar/come workshop in the morning with afternoon option to explore by bus with BSC’s Aboriginal Officer.
Details: Call 0448 160 852.
Tickets must be purchased in advance

Early March, we welcomed a happy bunch of retired Railway employees on a holiday trip from Orange.

Pinched on the bum just like schooldays

Some extracts from our Visitors Books:

21/3/19 – Lorraine Tiubiook – "Great variety showing Australia's social history."

7/3/19 – Patty Stedman – "A wonderful look at the past good memorys."

21/2/19 Dino Helfensted – "You are all doing an excellent job."

19/2/19 – Paul & Sharon Foster – "Great museum. Enjoyed it. Lots of info."

22/1/19 – Charmain Mitchell – "Everything was very well displayed & information very practical & well written. A great & enjoyable museum."

Do you love the natural beauty of the Eurobodalla area?  Then check out the links below:

If you have a Facebook account, please do not forget to click the Facebook Like button below.   If you do not have an account, you can still view our Facebook Page by simply clicking on 'Old Courthouse Museum, Batemans Bay'.  Enjoy your visit and we look forward to receiving your comments.


The Historical Society acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and offers our respect to Elders, past, present and future.

Please Note:  The CLYDE RIVER & BATEMANS BAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 01 Jul 2000. It is covered by Items 1 & 4 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997


Come along to BUNNINGS Warehouse on Monday 22nd April 2019, as we will be running the Community Sausage Sizzle between 9.00am and 3.30pm.

See you there!