Port Macquarie Museum
The award-winning Port Macquarie Museum is conveniently located in the Port Macquarie CBD.
The museum, its collection and themed displays reveal the stories of Port Macquarie’s rich and unique history and heritage. From the first settlers the Birpai people, British settlement in 1821 through to Port Macquarie’s contemporary history as a tourist resort and sea-change town
The nationally significant collection includes a Raphael Clint sundial associated with the Port Macquarie penal settlement, a Wedgwood toilet bowl from Lake Innes House, a sugar crushing mill used to process sugar crops grown along the Hastings River, and Lionel Lindsay’s watercolours of Port Macquarie in the early 1900s.
The Port Macquarie Museum is featured in our collaborative project Our Rivers – Our History involving seven museums on the Mid North Coast from the Manning Valley to the Macleay.
The Our Rivers – Our History website seeks to showcase some of the most significant objects held in our museums relating to our rivers and coastal waters which are such an integral part of our history.
Visit the website www.oroh.com.au
Port Macquarie Historical Society and Museum
The Port Macquarie Historical Society and Museum has a range of local history publications available for purchase from its museum shop.
The Society holds a large and significant collection of documents and photographs relating to Port Macquarie and the Hastings Region.