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    Red Ensign Flag flown at Gallipoli

    Used by merchant ships and as a national flag. Replaced by the official Blue Ensign in 1954. Courtesy of Bega Valley Historical Society: Bill Brown.

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    Horse Drawn Ambulance 1906

    Bought for 67 pounds through public subscription. Those who needed the ambulance had to provide their own horse or hire one.

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    Candelo Athletic Club Cup

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    Roll of Honour


The Pioneers' Museum is situated in an old hotel built in 1858-59 with several exhibition rooms and outdoor display areas containing every aspect of early Bega and district life–farming, industry, military, machinery, transport and domestic history, as well as a comprehensive range of family histories.

Highlights of the museum include the collection of over 200 photographs of pioneers, the horse-drawn ambulance built in Cobargo and a large militaria collection from the Boer War, World War I and World War II.


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Entry Fees

Adults $ 5.00
Seniors + Pensioners $ 3.00
Child $ 2.00
Annual membership fee $10.00

Getting There

87 Bega Street
Bega, NSW 2550

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00 to 16:00


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