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Tweed on Film
Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah
4 July - 25 November 2017

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Tweed on Film
features objects, movie props, behind the scenes photographs, and film clips from TV and movies that have been made in the Tweed, are about the Tweed or involve local people who work in the industry.
The exhibition features the wedding dress worn by the character Muriel (played by Toni Collette) in the film Muriel's Wedding (released in 1994), on loan from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia; props donated to the Museum in 2016 from the set of Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales; and much more.
The Tweed is a popular film location. Alongside film props is content telling the story of productions that have used the Tweed as a film location and films about local people, places and events. Documentaries featuring local identities and events such as Banana Business, Taylor Made, Murwillumbah Swamp Beer and other favourites are also included in the exhibition.
A series of special workshops and events accompany Tweed on Film. See our Talks and Events page for more details.

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View the NFSA Muriel's Wedding online exhibition here.

Village stories: Uki
Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah
On display from 7 February 2017

Uki May Ball poster
Uki May Ball poster, 1986. TRM Collection MU2012.16.5

This exhibition is a journey through Uki's colourful past, from fancy dress to the local tug-o-war heroes.

Learn some of the secret stories of Uki and discover a collection of local objects that has never been displayed in public!

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Be Prepared
Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah
On display from 22 August - 19 November 2017

Locals building the Murwillumbah Scout Hall in a day, 26 September 1953. Photograph by George Hanna.
Be Prepared features some recently donated Scout and Girl Guide uniforms, and illustrates the history of these movements in the local area.
Also featured is the fascinating story of how the Murwillumbah Scout Hall was built in a day by the local community.
This display will bring back memories to many who spent happy childhood times with Scouts or Guides.

Thunder eggs: Tweed's hidden gems
Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah
Permanent exhibition

Thunder eggs
Thunder eggs from the Museum's Collection.

These spherical wonders are found in the silica-rich volcanic landscape of the Tweed and tell a story of the molten lava that once flowed through the area over 20 million years ago. As the lava cooled, the trapped gas and minerals produced a stunning array of colour and crystals inside the thunder eggs.

This display features a wide selection of thunder egg specimens from the Museum's extensive collection.

Fragments: remembering WWI

M19-3 Government Wharf
WWI soldiers at Government Wharf, Murwillumbah, C.1914. TRM Collection M19-3.

The years 2014 to 2018 mark 100 years since the outbreak and cessation of World War I. During these anniversary years, many families are revisiting the experiences of relatives who served.

A number of families with strong connections to the Tweed have generously donated or loaned precious family heirlooms for display. Fragments: remembering WWI features a changing selection of memorabilia and stories of World War I soldiers with connections to the Tweed.
Last Updated: 15 September 2017