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WELCOME

Batemans Bay Heritage Museum is a community-driven museum run entirely by volunteers. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rich history of our local area and to provide visitors with an educational and immersive experience. Our knowledgeable volunteers are passionate about the history of Batemans Bay and are dedicated to sharing it with visitors from near and far.

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Batemans Bay

Heritage Museum

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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.

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New Permanent Exhibit

 

ROBERT JOHNSTON

Life and times of

Lt Robert Johnston, RN

master of the Snapper

who named the Clyde River    in 1821

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ACCESSIBILITY

We can accommodate mobility walkers and standard wheelchairs, together with an all ability toilet.
We also have a designated quiet space.

FACILITIES

We have several facilities to suit all audiences, including:
- free on ground parking
- a designated kids space
- a meeting space for groups
- research and family history assistance

OPENING HOURS

We are open
Wed/Thurs/Fri 10am-3pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
We can also accommodate large groups on alternative days/times.
$7 per person
12 years and under FREE
PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

Two thirds of our exhibits are on permanent display.  They are refreshed with rotated artefacts from the Collections.

 

 

 

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 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!

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

 


 

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Acknowledging with thanks our Government Agency & Community Partners

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