The Tweed Regional Museum in Murwillumbah, which has undergone a multi-million-dollar facelift, will reopen its doors to the public on Sunday.
But those wanting a sneak preview tomorrow will get the chance from 12.30pm to 3pm, after the invitation-only official opening ceremony by NSW arts minister Troy Grant and Tweed mayor Barry Longland at 10.30am and the town’s annual Banana Festival parade at noon.
Tomorrow’s ceremony will be held out the front of the gallery on Queensland Road, which will be closed temporarily for the function.
Museum director Judy Kean said the award-winning upgrade, which has been in progress since late 2011, treasures the old and embraces the new.
The historic 1915 building has been restored to its former glory and now flows into a spacious and
modern exhibition area, with vibrant displays bringing Tweed’s history to life through stories of our past.
Tweed Shire Council’s manager community and cultural services, Robyn Grigg, says volunteers will continue to make a valued contribution to the museum after its opening.
‘More than 60 new front-of-house volunteers have been through an intensive recruitment and induction process. Their role in welcoming museum visitors is invaluable,’ Ms Grigg said.
‘We are also looking forward to having the Murwillumbah Historical Society back at the museum undertaking their all-important research role and assisting with museum programs.’
The museum will open seven days a week for a limited period (31 August-30 November) to establish when people prefer to visit. Opening hours during this period will be Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm. For further information visit museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au