Batemans Bay Heritage Museum & Historical Society

Batemans Bay Heritage Museum & Historical Society

Batemans Bay Heritage Museum & Historical Society
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Walawaani! Batemans Bay Heritage Museum is a volunteer-run Museum, which explores the local history of the Bay and Clyde River areas of the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. Exhibits include maritime history of the area, and social history, both early European settlement and Indigenous. The collection is large and encompasses both internal and external exhibits. Children 12 and under free. Refreshments available for groups. History tours of the town available for coach tours.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Andrew B
Adelaide, Australia232 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
A very mish mash museum, has a little bit of everything. Whilst some exhibits are about the history of Batemans Bay, many just appear to be exhibits because they are old. As an outsider I felt a lot of the exhibits would be more useful to locals.

$5 for entry (it is volunteer run) and there is also a second hand book shop that is reasonably priced at the back. Open Tues/Wed/Thur from 10-3, although they closed at around 2:40 when I was there.

If you come here, do check out the water gardens located at the back.
Written 22 May 2022
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Peter G
Canberra253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
There are other matters to consider, when "Bateman's Bay" is considered in a wider context of pioneers, police, indigenous inhabitants, exploration and nearby settlements.

There are examples and background in each room - which seem to go on, just around another corner. One is an example of every tractor model ever built, carefully constructed by a local model enthusiast - very enthusiastically.

Well worth several hours - rain or shine.
Written 14 December 2020
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Maggie M
Mulwala, Australia187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
It was easy to spend an hour or two wandering the many rooms of this small but well laid out museum. Each room was devoted to a separate theme - schooldays, hospital, Indigenous, wartime, forestry, etc. The museum also has a secondhand book room, with funds raised going to the museum.
Written 25 October 2020
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Lesm136
Thornton Cleveleys, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Woznder full,very interesting, and the staff were very helpful, does not look much from outside, but once inside it's like a tardis, so much to see ,thoroughly recommend a visit to this wonderful museum.
Written 18 November 2019
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Belinda G
Wagga Wagga, Australia86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
Best museum I’ve ever been to! Usually I’m not very interested by museums. But this one I didn’t realise the time, I’d been there for 2 hours!!
Love the dress up too. And fun for the kids.
10/10. Well maintained. Good job
Written 14 October 2019
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Chantal B
Batemans Bay, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
With staff who actually know the details and displays from many eras. This is well worth a visit. Interactive too!
Written 28 August 2019
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Joan A
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia379 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This small museum is packed with items from the past. Displays are very well-presented and I was sorry to have to leave too soon.
Written 20 October 2018
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Roming2013
Batemans Bay, Australia62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Friends
The old Court House is a good place to gain an understanding of the history of the area. You can wander around at a leisurely pace and view interesting photos and artifacts. On Thursday there is a market with local vegetable, food and crafts.
Written 9 July 2018
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Narelle B
Thirlmere, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We have been going to the bay for years and have only just discovered this fantastic Museum.You can spend hours going through it. Volunteers running it are worth their weight in gold
Written 19 April 2018
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David H
Sydney, Australia491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
A very surprising little museum with LOTS to see and lovely people that are Volunteers preserving this in great fashion. Well worth a couple of hours if you are interested in History of not only the area but of Australia also
Written 1 April 2018
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