Batemans Bay Heritage Museum

"Where our stories live"

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PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
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PROJECTS

We offer short term projects spread over a few weeks, or longer term projects which require some commitment. 

 

If you are interested in learning more or suggesting themes for research, please  click here to find out how

COLLECTIONS

Permanent Collections feature our local and social history.  There are many challenging aspects to acquiring and conserving our collections. Interested?  If you interested in learning more

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In addition to several thousand archival photos related to our heritage, (which can be viewed and purchased), the Museum holds an intriguing collection of artefacts relating to the social and local history of the district.  Permanent display rooms are THEMED. Touching is encouraged!

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

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PERIOD FASHIONS

...and, yes, wait long enough and it circles back!  Have fun in our ‘dress-up’ section.

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ORIGINAL POLICE CELL

Take a ‘celfie’ in the original police lock up.

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HOSPITAL & MEDICAL

Artefacts from our original cottage hospital, optometry and dental.

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LEST WE FORGET

Artefacts from Boer war to Afghanistan.

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KIDS SPACE

Curiosity Corner for all ages to explore. Old games to play.

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DOMESTIC DAYS

1940s Kitchen/laundry and 1950s Retail Shop.

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SCHOOL DAYS

Write your own school rules, dabble with ink, write on a slate.

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FIRST NATIONS

Artefacts, special places and local stringybark canoe.

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GOLD, GEOLOGY & GEMS

Local gold mining, geology samples of the South Coast & Batemans Bay Lapidary Club  display.

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MARITIME

Crossing the Clyde, and stories of coastal shipping.

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TIMBER TALES

We were a timber town – tools and tales of timber production.

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RURAL

Dairy Shed, farm equipment, tractor and buggy.

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MERCHANTS

Experience a main street merchant of the 1950s.

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THEATRE

Period footage and clips in our ‘mini’ theatre.

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EPHEMERA

Generally, works on paper with a very short life such as magazines, election material etc

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PROJECTS

VIEW EHIVE COLLECTION

The Society is transferring its database to a cloud based eHive management system enabling public access from anywhere at any time from any platform.

You can view a selection from our Collection by visiting your generic web browser, keying in eHive.com and then Batemans Bay Heritage Museum into the search engine.

MOGO HISTORY GROUP

Our sub-committee is documenting this historic little village 10k from the Bay.      

 

Objective is archival recording, and publication in hard copy and downloadable book format. Stories are themed, and include education, mining, commercial, religion, etc. 

 

More researchers and transcribers very welcome!! If you are interested

Contact the Museum or Team leader Ray Mooney 

DIGITISATION OF RECORDS

Ongoing project to digitise hard copy records to be incorporated into our cloud based management system.  Admin assistance always welcome.  Quiet, clean, work. Quite good coffee provided!  Talk to our secretary.

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