Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

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

New Courtroom Display

Some extracts from our Visitors Book:


28/3/18 – Hirth, Stillwell Place, ACT – "An important storage site of local historic info."

22/3/18 – S. Hughes, Sydney – "So informative – great museum, will come back with the kids."

21/3/18 – Marta & Eric, Wallacia NSW – "What a little treasure."

12/10/17 – Danelle, Fishermans Paradise – “Absolutely amazing”

13/9/17 – Batemans Bay Uniting Church – “Thank you especially for the delightful morning tea you provided for us! A great visit to a wonderful community and historic asset!”

30/8/17 – Probus – “Amazing exhibitions here at your wonderful museum! Congratulations!”

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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.


Annual General Meeting

August 4 at 10:30 am

Batemans Bay Community Centre

National Science Week Activity:

Brain Food Edible Science

August 9

Museum Forecourt

National Science Week Activity:


Free Film ‘Understorey’ Forest Environment

And Floor Talk by Mike Thompson

August 15 at 10:30 am

Museum Meeting Room

National Science Week Activity:


Free Films on Botany/Time/Space

August 16 at 10:30 am, 2:00 pm

Museum Meeting Room

Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica
Travelling Exhibition
10 September - 10 October

Saturday 28th July, 2018
Come and support the Museum at its next big fundraiser - Yes, we are running a  Sausage Sizzle at BUNNINGS, Batemans Bay on Saturday 28th July, 2018, 8.30 am to 4:00 pm.  See you there!

Museum fundraising drive 2018

               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.