Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

New Courtroom Display

Crime and Justice
Featuring mug shots from the Justice Museum
18 April - 19 May 2017

Coming Soon:
River of Art Festival

Photo Essay
'Demolished Batemans Bay'

19 May - 25 May 2017

Official Opening of Permanent Geology Room

The project for a 'higher level' resource located at the museum was initiated by Dr. Douglas Finlayson. Themed geological data was specifically compiled for the project by Doug and fellow members of the Geology Society of Australia.

Introductory panels mounted on the wall link via a QR code to the comprehensive virtual display in the Local Geology page on our website (under Museum Collections).

Also thanked for his contribution was local geologist Stewart Needham, who kindly collected and catalogued local rock specimens to complement the data.

Whilst the purpose is to provide a resource for students at high school and early university level, a third of the room is devoted to a 'hands on' children's section to encourage early interest in geology.

Come in and see for yourself!
Opalised ammonite
Geological Time Spiral

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" 

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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.

Friday, 2nd June 2017
Come and support the Museum at its next big fundraiser - Yes, we are running the Sausage Sizzle at BUNNINGS, Batemans Bay on Friday 2nd June 2017.  See you there!!!!

Museum fundraising drive 2017

  • Target $10 000

We are working to raise money for the following improvements:

  • Disability Access to External Exhibits
  • Disability Toilet Adaptations

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.

  • Click the blue button below to obtain a donations form.