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.

New Exhibition

June 11th launches our new permanent exhibition ‘After Hours’, featuring fashion, a tribute to the former School of Arts (Memorial Hall), and a ‘walk in and view’ homage to the demolished Batemans Bay Picture Theatre, including period films.

Many local residents contributed anecdotes and memorabilia for this exhibit

 – we hope it brings back memories of simpler times, for all our visitors.

Museum makes submission to Radio 2EC 'ELGAS Acts of Kindness' promotion

Please help us to to receive up to $1500 in funding, towards one of our latest projects - to implement an electronic Point-Of-Sale system in the Museum's reception area.

Simply navigate to the following link and place your vote against Batemans Bay Heritage Museum.  We are in the Category Social/Volunteers (1 - 50 members).  You can vote as many times as you like over the next 10 -12 days. Many thanks in advance!

Museum entry fees applying from April 2nd 2019

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

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:

21/5/19 – Maggie Ramsay – "Outstanding local museum both for the display content and layout."

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."

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.


Accessible Toilets
Research Library
Reading Room
Kid's Space

Upcoming Events

Opening of 'After Hours',
new permanent exhibition
featuring a recreation of
Bay Picture Theatre

'Cook in the South Pacific'
from the National Library
Specially created for our museum

'National Science Week'
SCInema International Film Festival
downloaded in real time

Illustrated talks from
Atlas of Life
Budawang Coast

'Captured' Portraits of Crime
from the NSW State Archives
First museum to show this exhibit

We look forward to seeing you!


- 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).

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 SATURDAY, 6th JULY 2019, as we will be running the Community Sausage Sizzle between 8.30am and 2.30pmSee you there!