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Exhibition - Cook and the Pacific

Batemans Bay Heritage Museum is proud to host a new exhibition, 'Cook and the Pacific' presented by the National Library of Australia

Click on the image on the left to visit the NLA's Cook and the Pacific exhibition webpage.
For those interested in delving into further details of Cook's explorations, see the guide to the NLA's Cook reference materials listed in our What's On page.

Image: Banner graphic: Commission, Michel Tuffery, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand, 2018

After Hours

We have launched 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.

Elizabeth and Errol Ralston putting on the Ritz at the launch

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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."

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Opening Hours

Tuesday - Thursday:
10am to 3pm
Groups any day by appointment

Museum entry fees

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


Accessible Toilets
Research Library
Reading Room
Kid's Space

Our Upcoming Events

'National Science Week'
SCInema International Film Festival
downloaded in real time
August 15th 10:30am & 1pm

'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 FRIDAY, 30th AUGUST 2019, as we will be running the Community Sausage Sizzle between 8.30am and 3.30pm.  See you there!


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.