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.