21.8 C
Byron Shire
May 11, 2021

Tweed’s upgraded museum open Saturdays with free entry

Latest News

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local gov reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Other News

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Tweed Regional Museum in Queensland Road, Murwillumbah, is now open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Tweed Regional Museum in Queensland Road, Murwillumbah, is now open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

The Tweed Regional Museum in Murwillumbah, which underwent a major facelift recently, is now open every Saturday, with a bumper program for the public to get involved.

And entry to the museum and upcoming talks there are free.

To mark the occasion, museum director, Judy Kean, said a packed program (see below) is offered for visitors and the community during July, including two new exhibitions, talks and tours.

Tweed Shire Council’s director of community and natural resources, Tracey Stinson, said the decision to open on Saturdays was due to public feedback that the museum needed to open more regularly, especially given its location in Murwillumbah’s town centre.

‘When the redeveloped museum at Murwillumbah opened in September 2014, we experimented with opening hours to see when people preferred to visit, knowing our capacity to open every weekend was very limited,’ Ms Stinson said.

‘We’ve opened on the first Saturday of each month since the end of 2014, and from Tuesday to Friday each week.

‘However, the community want more and we’re delivering through opening our doors each Saturday,’ she said.

This month, two new exhibitions: What’s New 3, and Fit for a Queen: Clair’s Story are on display.

‘We’re also hosting six talks and tours during the month, including a talk about Freemasonry in the Tweed on Wednesday 13 July, a talk by former Banana Festival Queen, Clair Woodham, in association with the display Fit for a Queen on 23 July, and a Collector’s Cabinet feature on 30 July.’

What’s coming up in July:

  • _Freemasonry on the Tweed, Wednesday 13 July, 6pm
  • _AUSLAN interpreted tour of the Museum, Saturday 16 July 10am-11am (bookings essential)
  • _Behind the Scenes Collection store tour, Thursday 21 July (bookings essential)
  • _Fit for a Queen: Clair’s story, Saturday 23 July 11am
  • _It started on a plane Geoff Wilkes talks about the highlights from his Ansett Airlines collection, Saturday 30 July, 11am.

Further details are available on the museum’s website museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au or by calling the museum office on 02 6670 2493.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Any questions?

‘This is a great chance for foodies to ask me anything they want’, says local chef Darren Robertson, who will be hosting demonstrations at...

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have deepened and strengthened their bonds...

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday 5 June. As they say,...