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Two Fabulous New Exhibitions

At Peace
Symbolism and Ritual
October 27th - February 4th

Reflecting on the curious, the significant and the ceremonial aspects of our 'last great adventure', 1850-2020

Heritage NSW

has a launched a new social media trio:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HeritageNSWOfficial

Instagram: heritagensw

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/heritagensw

The Beagle - Eurobodalla's online media hound

launches a free Seniors Newsletter.
Go to Beagle Seniors
October 11 2020

We welcome our annual Tadpoles project.
Come in and help name the taddies.
Watch them grow 'til they
return to the Tablelands from their
childhood by the coast

Click on the links below for more information on regional frog data collection and education.

Always Was, Always Will Be

Shape of Lane artwork, by Noongar and Saibai Islander man Tyrown Waigana.

Tyrown's passion for art and design began at an early age and his goal is to make a living of being an artist and take on exciting new creative projects.
Shape of land description: The Rainbow Serpent came out of the Dreamtime to create this land. It is represented by the snake and it forms the shape of Australia, which symbolises how it created our lands. The colour from the Rainbow Serpent is reflected on to the figure to display our connection to the Rainbow Serpent, thus our connection to country. The overlapping colours on the outside is the Dreamtime. The figure inside he shape of Australia is a representation on Indigenous Australians showing this country - since the dawn of time - Always Was, Always Will Be Aboriginal Land.

Naidoc Week 2020 is

8 November - 15 November

Some extracts from our Visitors Books:

10/3/20 – G. Beechran – "Displays very clear, clean and well arranged. Great variety"

20/2/20 – Sydney – "A great museum!"

12/11/19 – Mal & Wendy – "Most interesting collection - great effort."

8/10/19 – James Hall – "A lot of devotion and hard work is evident here - thanks"

2/10/19 – Pauline Foster – "I think it has been a very good experience to see all this history."

12/9/19 – Bonnie MacKinnon – "Everything brought back memories."

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 'Batemans Bay Heritage Museum' below.  Enjoy your visit and we look forward to receiving your comments.

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

Welcome back!

Great to see you.

Social distancing and hand sanitation requirements are in place, and we ask you abide by requirements that help keep our community safe.

Our standard opening days
and times are:
Tue/Wed/Thur :  10am - 3pm

Admission fees:
$5 per head, children under 12 free.


Accessible Toilets
Research Library
Reading Room
Kid's Space

Fund-raising for us -

Fun for you!

Quality pre-loved books from modern fiction to local history and hobbies.

Enter via our Water Gardens gate. Tue/Wed/Thur 10-3

Gem of a Partnership
We are delighted to announce that we are hosting the Batemans Bay Lapidary Club, following bush-fire destruction of its former home in Mogo’s original Gold Rush Colony.

Their cabinet displays are located in our Geology Exhibitions room, and space provided so they can continue to wield their tools and reveal the beauty of engraving, cutting, or polishing stones and gems.

They hold workshops and fossicking trips, and
we are very excited to have them around.
Another reason to visit!  Just click on the image above to visit their website.

Lapidary Club Display Cab in Geology Room

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
Are you a Collector?
During the recent bushfires, many people lost, or came close to losing, items they had collected over many years.  Packing for an emergency evacuation means you cannot take everything, but risk losing everything.

Accordingly, the Museum is proposing to document 50 local 'Collections' held by individuals and organisations within the Bay and it's localities.  Please provide a brief description of what your collection comprises and we will consider it for professional documentation off-site, thus creating a record of your significant memorabilia/collection.

Initially, please advise the nature and size of your collection by contacting us at secretary@oldcourthousemuseum.com  .
We will then contact you to discuss how we may help.   


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.