Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

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


- much bigger than we look!

We recommend allowing 90 minutes for your visit to the Museum, in order to gain a full appreciation of the scale of the Collections (and our Bookshops).

Early March, we welcomed a happy bunch of retired Railway employees on a holiday trip from Orange.

Pinched on the bum just like schooldays

Some extracts from our Visitors Books:


9/1/19 – Anna Zhang, Sydney – "Very impressed! So many artifacts!"

10/1/19 – Chloe, Kim, Mal, Denis – "Amazing, very interesting, was not expecting this, wow, thx."

17/1/19 – Seb, Nette, Felix & Anna, London – "We love everything! Great you can get up close and have a good look! Just perfect!."

22/1/19 – Charmain Mitchell – "Everything was very well displayed & information very practical & well written. A great & enjoyable museum."

Do you love the natural beauty of the Eurobodalla area?  Then check out the links below:

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.

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

A STATE ELECTION SAUSAGE SIZZLE?  - That gets my vote!!!!

Come along to the Museum on Saturday 23rd March 2019, as we will be running an 'Election Day Sausage Sizzle' between 9.00am and 3.00pm. The Museum and Bookshop will also be open between 10.00am and 3.00pm, and there will also be a Craft/Bric-a-Brac Stall.

See you there!