The Old Courthouse Museum explores the local history of the Batemans Bay area, including the early days of European settlement when timber cutting and milling became the first major industry of the area. Take a tour of the buildings, where each room tells a different, but related story of the Bay’s developments in areas such as its aboriginal heritage, medicine, education, crime and punishment, industry, military history and domestic arrangements.
Situated on a large block close to bushland and next to the Water Gardens, the Old Courthouse Museum was built in 1905. It comprises several connected buildings, including the Courthouse, the former Nelligen one-room School House, the Police Station and Residence and a collection of outbuildings containing antique machinery and tools associated with the local timber, farming and fishing industries. When you’ve seen all of the exhibits inside and outside, refresh yourself with a walk around the Water Gardens and say hello to the ducks and water fowl.
Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society
3 Museum Place, Batemans Bay NSW 2536 Ph: 02 4472 1635