Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

New Courtroom Display

Some extracts from our Visitors Book:


7/2/2017 – Lorraine & Peter, Wodonga, UC – “Lots of items to see. Excellent descriptions”

11/1/2017 – Charlotte, Canberra – “It was fun being the judge”

29/11/2016 – Di & Roger Vanderson, Puckeridge, UK – “Great displays, very interesting! Thank you”

3/2/2016 – T, Brady, Cairns, QLD – “Excellent presentations, so informative about local history" 

If you have a Facebook account, please do not forget to click the Facebook Like button below.   If you do not have an account, you can still view our Facebook Page by simply clicking on 'Old Courthouse Museum, Batemans Bay'.  Enjoy your visit and we look forward to receiving your comments.

Date announced for 2017 Museum Family Open Day

This year's Family Fun Day at the Museum will take place on Saturday 21st. October 2017.  More details to follow soon.


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.

Museum fundraising drive 2017

               Target $15 000   

We are working to raise money for the following improvements:

  Disability Path Covered Access to External Exhibits

If you wish to help, you can donate in two ways:  Click the PayPal 'Donate' button above and follow the instructions to make an   electronic deposit. Note that amounts over $2 AU are tax deductible; OR Click the blue button below to obtain a donations form.

Suggested Donations: $10, $20, or $50.

The Old Court House Museum has passed on its thanks to all who by purchased CD/DVDs at the recent Batemans Bay Past and present reunion on the 6th. May at the Bay Soldiers Club. Half of the funds were donated to the Museum.

The money raised from the sales has enabled us to purchase all the materials to upgrade the visitor bathroom for disability access. All refurbishments😁 were performed by our own volunteer members. (thanks to Les, Bill K, Brian and the team).

In the picture above, Museum President Ewan Morrison is seen pressing the 'inaugural' flush. Curator Myf Thompson was heard to say: "Thanks again! Call in and see your donation at work".

Saturday, 30th September 2017
Come and support the Museum at its next big fundraiser - Yes, we are running the Sausage Sizzle at BUNNINGS, Batemans Bay on Saturday 30th September 2017.  See you there!!!!

August groups from Uniting Church and Probus Narooma