Coffs Harbour Regional Museum

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Jetty Structure Refurb

Timber Jetty Undergoes Refurb

The historic jetty is to receive some much-needed TLC with a major programme of repair and refurbishment beginning from April 17.

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ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day Closures

Check the opening hours of Council's facilities on ANZAC Day.

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Positive Ageing

Positive Ageing Strategy

Council are inviting input from members of the community aged 55 years or older on developing a Positive Ageing Strategy.

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Latest News

Detention Basin

Work Begins on Final Coffs Creek Flood Basin

Construction of the fourth and final flood detention basin planned for the Coffs Creek catchment will begin at Upper Shephards Lane ...

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Coffs Creek

Improvements Flow into Coffs Creek

An accessible jetty and launching ramp, a new playground, an updated amenities building and new parking area at Saltwater Park are among many improvements...

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Dont Be a Tosser

No Excuse for Litter

Coffs Harbour residents are being reminded there is no excuse to litter this autumn ...

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Upcoming Events

2018
SeniorsWeek

Coffs Harbour Seniors Festival

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16 - 27
May Gibbs

May Gibbs Display at the Library

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2018
Museum Exhibition

Created from a Dream: A Gift of Calligraphy Exhibition

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April 2018
Workshop

Create your own Journal with Suzanne Archer

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April 2018
BU Festival

Youth Week BU Festival

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April 2018
Ipads and biscuits

iPads and Biscuits

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Coffs Harbour Regional Museum


The Coffs Coast region has a rich and fascinating heritage. From Gumbaynggirr stories of spiritual connection to the land, to the stories of lighthouse keepers, pioneers, timber workers, gold miners and farmers, the Coffs Coast is a place of romance, bravery, adventure​, tragedy, and amazing inventions!

Coffs Harbour Regional Museum aims to bring Coffs Harbour’s history alive by reflecting the social and cultural history of the Coffs Harbour Region. The Museums primary, but not exclusive emphasis, is on developing collections and exhibitions reflecting the relationships between the region’s residents and the area’s maritime and hinterland waterways.

The museum has been fortunate to have received grants that have helped us to store our valuable photographs. There are thousands of digitised images available on Picture Coffs Harbour to explore any many more to come.

Our interactive exhibitions and rich displays cater for all ages, including children.

Sign up to the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum Newsletter for updates on exhibitions, programmes and events.​


Museum Events

  
  
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An exhibition celebrating the creativity and dedication of our community, as exemplified by the unique handmade book The North Coast Regional Botanic Garden – Created from a Dream created by local calligraphers.

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​Submerged – Stories of Australia's Shipwrecks is a nationally touring panel exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum uncovering Australia's rich shipwreck history.

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​The Coffs Harbour Regional Museum offers a changing programme of exhibitions, programs and events to spark your memories and imagination.​ 

Sign up to the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum Newsletter for updates on exhibitions, programs and events.

  

​Our Stories: Coffs Coast Heritage is a local heritage blog where you can learn about and respond to stories of the events, objects, people and locations in the Coffs Coast region.

  

​Whatever your heritage focus, there are many local and family history groups, indigenous cultural centres, collectors groups and antique businesses who can help you unearth the stories of our past and present.  

Local History Information & Museums

Bellingen - Bellingen Museum 
Bowraville - Bowraville Folk Museum * Frank Partridge VC Military Museum
Coffs Harbour - Coffs Harbour City Library Local Heritage * Coffs Local History - Remember When * Picture Coffs Harbour
Dorrigo - Don Dorrigo & Guy Fawkes Historical Museum * Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum
Macksville - Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage & Museum
Nambucca Heads - The Headland Historical Museum
Red Rock - Collection of Red Rock History​
Urunga - Urunga Museum
Woolgoolga - Childhood & Other Memories Woolgoolga * Woolgoolga Heritage Walk

Indigenous Heritage

Coffs Harbour - Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance
Corindi Beach - Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Nambucca Heads - Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Co-operative

Local History Group

Bellingen - Bellinger Valley Historical Society
Coffs Harbour - Friends of South Solitary Island Lighthouse (FOSSIL)Dorrigo - Dorrigo & Guy Fawkes Historical Society
Sawtell - Sawtell Historical Society

Family History Groups

Coffs Harbour - Coffs Harbour District Family History Society
Family History Websites

​Collectors Groups

Coffs Harbour - Coffs Harbour Collectors Club

Antique Businesses

Coffs Harbour - Olde Memories & Treasures 
Dorrigo - Dorrigo Antique Shop
Nambucca Heads - Sparkles Antiques & Rare Collectables
Sawtell - Bella Cosa
Woolgoolga - Spindrift 

Heritage Support Organisations & Collections

Museums & Galleries NSW

Museums Galleries Australia

National Trust

Office of Environment & Heritage​

State Archives NSW

Trove

Location: 215 Harbour Drive
Open: Tuesday to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm
Phone: 02 6648 4847
Email Us
Mail: Locked Bag 155, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450​
Cost: $5 per adult. Children under 16 free. Group visits negotiable.

The Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, a service of Coffs Harbour City Council, relies on volunteers to support a wide variety of functions within the museum. If you are interested in joining our valued team of volunteers, please contact Amanda Williams on 02 6648 4128. ​​​​​