Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah

  • Roby Steam Engine

Home of the Murwillumbah Historical Society

Incorporating the original 1915 Shire Council Chambers, the Murwillumbah branch of the Tweed Regional Museum, reopened in August 2014 following extensive redevelopement, which included a major new display wing.

Displays showcase the patterns of settlement, industry and agriculture that have shaped the Valley, and provide insights into contemporary life in the Shire.

Located in the original Tweed Shire Council Chambers of 1915, Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah features locally significant objects such as the massive Robey steam engine, the original Council Chambers meeting table and larger-than-life fibreglass Banana Jim, mascot of the annual Banana Festival. <Courtesy Tweed Regional Museum, with permission>

Video interviews from local families and business owners provide insights from a bygone era, into the ebb and flow of life in a small country town, and iPads are available for access to additional information and collections.

Collections* and displays will be swapped out on a regular basis, so return visits are welcome.

  • 2 Queensland Street, Murwillumbah
  • 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Friday
  • 10am - 4pm  every Saturday
  • Murwillumbah Museum : (02) 6670 2272
  • School Groups and Tour enquiries and bookings : (02) 6670 2233
  • Murwillumbah Historical Society : (02) 6670 2273
  • Tweed Regional Museum Official Site.

* The Collection of Tweed Regional Museum, was created in 2004 by the amalgamation and transfer of ownership to Council of the collections of the historical societies of Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads, and Uki and South Arm societies.

Murwillumbah Historical Society (formerly Tweed River Historical Society) can be contacted on (02) 6670 2273.

The Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah, is a community facility of Tweed Shire Council.

>> See also Tweed Regional Gallery & MOAC