Batemans Bay Heritage Museum
"Where our stories live"
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
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!
...and, yes, wait long enough and it circles back! Have fun in our ‘dress-up’ section.
ORIGINAL POLICE CELL
Take a ‘celfie’ in the original police lock up.
HOSPITAL & MEDICAL
Artefacts from our original cottage hospital, optometry and dental.
LEST WE FORGET
Artefacts from Boer war to Afghanistan.
Curiosity Corner for all ages to explore. Old games to play.
1940s Kitchen/laundry and 1950s Retail Shop.
Write your own school rules, dabble with ink, write on a slate.
Artefacts, special places and local stringybark canoe.
GOLD, GEOLOGY & GEMS
Local gold mining, geology samples of the South Coast & Batemans Bay Lapidary Club display.
Crossing the Clyde, and stories of coastal shipping.
We were a timber town – tools and tales of timber production.
Dairy Shed, farm equipment, tractor and buggy.
Experience a main street merchant of the 1950s.
Period footage and clips in our ‘mini’ theatre.
Generally, works on paper with a very short life such as magazines, election material etc
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.