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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 Museum's 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.

Connect with us on Facebook and sign up to the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum Newsletter for updates on exhibitions, programmes and events.​

Museum Events


  
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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 * Our Stories: Coffs Coast Heritage Blog
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 - Guy Fawkes Historical Society
Sawtell - Sawtell Historical Society - Pam Worland 02 6690 2580

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 
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

  

Coffs Harbour Regional Museum welcomes visits from school groups wishing to explore our local heritage. Museum staff can conduct tours for school groups at the Museum.

If you would like to arrange a tour, please complete the Expressions of Interest Information form, and we will contact you to discuss the arrangements and finalise the details. The cost is $3.00 per student.

Please note, that we are unable to visit schools for information sessions for the remainder of this year.

  

​Museum staff and volunteers conduct information sessions for pre-booked group visits. The tours will offer insight to the current museum exhibitions. Light refreshments can be included by prior arrangement ($5.00 per person).  If you would like to arrange a tour or visit, please complete the Expressions of Interest Information form, and we will contact you to discuss the arrangements and finalise the details.

  

​The Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, a service of Coffs Harbour City Council, relies on volunteers to support a wide variety of functions within the gallery. If you are interested in joining our valued team of volunteers, please register your interest online.

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: FREE Entry

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 Ruth Coulter on 02 6648 4128. ​​​​​