Our Museums
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The Mid North Coast’s rich river and maritime history is preserved across seven museums, all offering a different visitor experience. Each museum reveals stories unique to their town and locality about the places, people and events that have shaped our past and inform our future. Come and discover in person the objects from this website that interest you but be prepared to be surprised what else you will discover.

Camden Haven Historical Society Museum

Latitude -31.6523087°
Longitude 152.7967463°
  • Crn. Bold St & Laurie St
  • Laurieton NSW
  • 2443

The Camden Haven Historical Society Museum is situated in the beautiful School of Arts building in Laurieton. The museum focuses on the Camden Haven Valley and its villages and features displays on timber-getting, fishing, marine activities, farming and much more. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm.

Manning Valley Historical Society Museum

Latitude -31.870905°
Longitude 152.373983°
  • 12 Farquhar St
  • Wingham NSW
  • 2429

Located on the edge of the magnificent Town Square in Wingham, the Manning Valley Historical Society Museum is housed in what was once a grocery and produce store, circa 1880. The museum is jam-packed with treasures telling the stories of the Manning Valley. The whole museum exudes the magic of yesteryear across the different periods of local history. With an extensive & eclectic collection the enchanting detail of this museum is one of its most defining features.

Open daily 10am to 4pm call 02 6553 5823 view their website here.

Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

Latitude -31.4306078°
Longitude 152.9217594°
  • 2-6 William St
  • Port Macquarie
  • 2444

The importance of shipping to the early development of Port Macquarie, combined with a dangerous harbour entrance, resulted in many shipwrecks. At the Pilot’s Cottages, built in 1896, you can see salvaged items from these wrecks and many more items from the vibrant maritime history of the area. The cottages are now one of three venues of the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum. Open daily 10am to 4pm.

Telephone (02) 6583 1866


Port Macquarie Museum

Latitude -31.4292246°
Longitude 152.9101258°
  • 22 Clarence St
  • Port Macquarie NSW
  • 2444

Dating from c1836 the Historical Society Museum building is one of the only remaining convict built structures left in Port Macquarie. The award winning museum houses an extensive collection of over 20,000 artefacts, spread over a number of themed buildings and displays. It is the ideal place to see and hear the stories of one of the earliest settlements outside of Sydney.

Open 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Telephone (02) 6583 1108.


Tinonee Museum

Latitude -31.936808°
Longitude 152.413639°
  • 32 Manchester St
  • Tinonee
  • 2430

Tinonee, situated on the banks of the Manning River is one of the Manning Valley’s most historic villages. During the early 1900s, it was an important shipping-trade destination. The tall majestic sailing ships plying the river were once an everyday sight in Tinonee, which buzzed with commerce and industry. The Tinonee museum now celebrates and preserves that rich history. Open 10am to 2pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and Saturday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.


Wauchope Museum

Latitude -31.4573701°
Longitude 152.7325727°
  • New Location Coming Soon in
  • Wauchope

Early 2015 will see the museum move into a significant Wauchope venue. We will update all details as soon as they are available.

Please note the map below is for the center of Wauchope and not the location of the museum at present.

For further information email WDHSOC@gmail.com