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It is the only the only original Tweed Heads public building still in good and original condition and stage one of the Tweed Heads Court House was officially reopened with a ceremony at Tweed Regional Museum, Tweed Heads on Sunday.

The Court House is now the centrepiece of Tweed Regional Museum, Tweed Heads and has been restored and upgraded to provide an interactive experience of the building and surrounding area.

The Court House and accompanying buildings at the Museum offered a ‘rare and important opportunity to bring this history to life, and to continue to preserve and share it’, the Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Katie Milne, told the gathering of Tweed Heads Historical Society members and community leaders.

‘An appreciation of the history of this northern part of Tweed Shire, close to the mouth of the Tweed River and to our border with Queensland, is essential to understanding this Shire as a whole,’ Cr Milne said.

‘As our shire continues to grow, it becomes ever more important to offer residents, new and old, and visitors the opportunity to understand those things that have shaped this community and continue to shape it today.’

She said the rich history presented by the new displays, including historic film footage, immersed visitors in this history.

Stage one of the upgrade also included construction of a research room for the historical society.

The second stage of the museum upgrade, to be undertaken during the next year, will include restoration of Boyd’s Shed and the Deckhouse, and more opportunities for visitors to engage with stories of these buildings and the whole museum site.


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