Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

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

BOOK NOW! Limited seating, Phone bookings 02 4472 1635
emails [email protected]

New Courtroom Display


The Museum will be catering again at this year's 'Rally of the Bay' in beautiful Batemans Bay. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the Museum, so please come along and support us, while also enjoying the rally cars and the wonderful beach-side location.  We will be offering steak sandwiches, a sausage sizzle, tea/coffee, cold drinks, and fairy cakes!!! Plus, there will be a selection of quality titles for sale from the Book Emporium, music and a few surprises!!???  See you there on the 11th!!.

Some extracts from our Visitors Book:


19/7/18 – Fran & Bill – "No musty smell – great rooms, so well set out thank you."

19/6/18 – Dianne, Adelaide – "[I liked the] Children's area & way whole museum is set up - well done! Most interesting."

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."

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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.


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

Friday, 14th September 2018
Come and support the Museum at its next big fundraiser - Yes, we are running a  Sausage Sizzle at BUNNINGS, Batemans Bay on Friday, 14th September, 2018, from 9.30 am to 2.30 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.