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Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

(Accredited under the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries)

  Our standard opening days and times are:

Tue/Wed/Thur: 10am - 3pm

Groups any day by appointment (see menu bar above for more information)

Admission fees:

$5 per head, children under 12 free.  

Covid-19 compliance regulations apply

The Book Emporium, at the rear of the Museum, offers a wide range of quality pre-loved literature.  WE NEED MORE.  LIKE NOW.   Please donate all of those books that you hoarded during lockdown, helping our volunteers to freshen the stock.   

(All categories, except reference books please!    Spread the word!

Please click on the centre of the image below to commence our latest



Accessible Toilets

Research Library

Reading Room

Kid's Space


for more information about financial donations to the Museum

Community BBQs

Hey Hey!!!  The sausages are sizzling again at Bunnings, Batemans Bay!

 Come along on 

Saturday 22nd January 2022

to support the fundraising efforts of the Museum. 

The Batemans Bay Lapidary Club.   Head to the rear of the Museum. Click on the Facebook link below for more details.

Lapidary Club Display Cabinet in Geology Room

Where our stories live

Three temporary displays for your viewing pleasure:

  The Snapper and the Clyde

marks the 200th anniversary of European exploration and naming of the Clyde River. At the mouth of the Bhundoo, Snapper Island bears the name of the little government vessel which first sheltered in the lee of the island in 1821. Come on in for the full story.


features nostalgic headwear from our collection, and an opportunity to take a

selfie as fruity Carmen Miranda, or flaunt some Steampunk hat'titude.

Then and Now

a reprise of post-fire Mogo landscapes, shows artistic works by local

photographer Ted Richards.

 HAT'TITUDEa display featuring hats from our Fashion Collection, and some entertaining Selfie opportunities.  (Thanks to Bill and Ross, alias Sherlock Holmes and Carmen Miranda).

Please visit the Museum virtually, by clicking on the Facebook and Instagram links below.  Enjoy your visit and we look forward to receiving your comments.

We also acknowledge the support of 'Create NSW', through grant funding for cultural and arts-related projects at the Museum.  

CLICK HERE for more information.

Do you love the natural beauty of the Eurobodalla area? Then check out the links below:

Batemans Bay Marine Park                                                                                         

Zoning Map of the Batemans Bay Marine Park                                                        

Eurobodalla National Park                                                                                           

Digital Map of Eurobodalla Visitor Information Outlets                                          

Other Local History Pages:


The Historical Society acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and offers our respect to Elders, past, present and future.