Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

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

The Old Courthouse Museum is hosting a stall at this years Sea Side Carnivale.
Come along for a great time.

Saturday 10 November
10am - 5pm
at Corrigans Beach

Now Showing in the LEST WE FORGET Room


We held back the rain until about 1.00pm, then the packing up began!! Still, it was great fun for all involved, while our visitors enjoyed themselves too!  ALL of the invited groups were able to attend, even the (on-call) RFS and Marine Rescue (nice boat!). Sailability brought a nice (little) boat too! The Ukulele Band were in fine form, while the doggies were the highlight of the day.


A big 'Cheers!'😁 to Moruya Antique Machinery, Horticultural Society, Animal Welfare League,Spinners and Weavers, stall holders and the many Museum volunteers who assisted during the day.


Thanks to you all and please come along to next year's event. Chris Ruszala, Open Day Coordinator.

Some extracts from our Visitors Books:


11/10/18 – Martyua Bojarmo, Poland – "Not much to improve...I could spend hours in here."

16/9/18 – Jane Ison – "What a lovely, well-set out local museum! Beautiful. Thank you!"

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."

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.


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.


Carnivale Stall

10 November

Heroes of the Eurobodalla
A link to Moruya Historical Society's Database of 500 Eurobodalla service records

Sunday, 25th November
Come and support the Museum at its next big fundraiser - Yes, we are running a  Sausage Sizzle at BUNNINGS, Batemans Bay on Sunday, 25th November, 2018, from 9.00am to 4.00pm.  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.

Please Note:  The CLYDE RIVER & BATEMANS BAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 01 Jul 2000. It is covered by Items 1 & 4 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997