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Clyde River & Batemans Bay

Historical Society Inc

 

​Batemans Bay Heritage Museum

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"Much bigger than expected"

"Amazing Museum" 

"A credit to all"

"Loved First Nation display"

"Beautifully presented"

"Love the personal quotes"

"It was epic"

"¡Ay, caramba, it's bigger on the inside!"

OOOH!

February 10, 2023

SPECIAL EVENT FOR SENIORS FESTIVAL

Go to What's On

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ACCESSIBILITY

  • Mobility walkers & Standard wheelchairs

  • ‘Quiet’ space available

  • All ability toilet

FACILITIES

       Family History

       assistance

 

  Located next to  Water Gardens

OPEN HOURS

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

(+ other days for large groups)

 

10am-3pm

$5 per head

 under 12 free

 

See Groups for range of options

WHAT'S ON

NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION

“Crossing the Clyde”
Rowboats to two Bridges to
four lane Highway!
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ALWAYS  ON DISPLAY

Fashion
Domestic Life
Maritime
Militaria
Timber Tales
Geology 
Gold
Medical
First Nations
Our Town
Dairy
Lapidary
Police Cell
Kids space
Commu
nication
BOOK EMPORIUM

Quality pre-loved all categories

 
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TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

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!

 

SENIORS WEEK EVENT
SENIORS WEEK EVENT

 

'Campfire Smoko'

Fri Feb 10th 2023

9.45 for 10am-11am

in the museum grounds.

Poetry, songs and shaggy dog tales presented by members of the Bay Theatre Players.

Museum providing damper, syrup and scones.

Bookings essential

via Museum

"My Barbie World"
 

Colorful display from the lifelong collection        of one of our new members, JenCat. 

Barbie Mattel toys from 1959 to 2023 telling stories of their own.

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"Something Old, something New, something ..... weird?"

Tattoos, 1920s, studio wedding photos, and Miss Havisham (from 'Great Expectations').
 

OUR
HISTORY

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 two pre-loved bookshops.

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 -

CALL US.

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REGIONAL
HISTORY

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

in1770.

 

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) and now Eco-tourism valuing our pristine waters and coastline is part of the town’s changing identity.

 


 

OUR
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Acknowledging with thanks our Government Agency & Community Partners

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