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Donate to the Museum

The Tweed Regional Museum has grown from the generosity of community members. The Museum manages a significant collection that preserves and shares the rich history and heritage of this unique region.

You can provide valuable support through a donation, gift or bequest.

Make a monetary donation

Tweed Regional Museum is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a public museum. This endorsement entitles donors to make tax deductible gifts and donations to the Museum.
Members of the public may contribute to a Fund specifically established by Tweed Shire Council to receive donations to the Museum. Donations may be made for a range of purposes.

All donations to Tweed Regional Museum of five thousand dollars or more will be acknowledged by the inclusion of the donor's name on the Museum Donor Board. This board is prominently located in the 'Link', a warm and open space that connects and marries the old and the new buildings.

Naming Rights Opportunities

Donors may choose to have their contribution acknowledged by taking up a limited number of opportunities for naming rights within the new Museum addition.
Various areas are available within this spacious new display area designed by award winning architect Paul Berkemeier.
All naming rights are for a period of ten (10) years. Donor names will be acknowledged on prominent signage within the chosen area.
Naming rights Donors will be acknowledged in perpetuity, and will be given the first opportunity to renew their exclusive support at the end of ten years.

Please email the Museum , or phone (02) 6670 2500 to discuss specific donations.

Current donors

The Ron Johansen Link Gallery

Ron Johansen

Ronald (Ron) Johansen lived in the Tweed Valley all his life, volunteering his time to many community organisations.

Ron joined the Murwillumbah Historical Society in 1988 and from 1992 served as its President, for almost 20 years.

The Ron Johansen Link Gallery is named in his memory through the generosity of Mrs Norma Johansen.

The Keith and Norman Tong Images of the Tweed Wall

Tong Family
The Tong Family, with Keith at back left and Norman at back right. Image courtesy of the Tong Family.

The Tong Family Store was an institution in Murwillumbah for over 50 years.

Keith and Norman Tong continued the family business started by Thomas Tong See and his wife Mary, following their father's death in 1962.

The Keith and Norman Tong Images of the Tweed Wall is named in their memory through the generosity of Leanne Tong-Lyon.

The Les Edwards Story Wall

Les_Edwards

Born in Murwillumbah in 1928, Leslie (Les) Edwards lived in the Tweed Valley all his life.

Les joined the Murwillumbah Historical Society in 1992 and contributed to the Society's many projects. He was made a life member in 2011.

The Les Edwards Story Wall is named in his memory through the generosity of the Edwards family.

Donate to the collection

The Museum acquires items that are relevant to the history and heritage of the Tweed. The Tweed Regional Museum Collection Policy (84kB PDF) provides detailed information about what we collect and how the collection is managed. If you would like to discuss a possible donation to the Tweed Regional Museum collection, email the Museum office or phone (02) 6670 2493.

Make a bequest

Leave a gift to the Museum in your will. Please email the Museum or phone (02) 6670 2500 for more information.

Volunteer



Our team of volunteers play a central role in welcoming and assisting visitors at Tweed Regional Museum.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for volunteering at our Tweed Heads branch, which will open again after redevelopment in August/September 2017. If you enjoy meeting and greeting visitors, can offer a minimum of 3.5 hours per month and would like to be part of an exciting new phase in the Museum project, please have a look at the Role Statement (90kB PDF) and complete our Expression of Interest Form (106kB PDF) if you'd like to apply.


The efforts of our volunteers are greatly appreciated. The Tweed Regional Museum grew out of the dedication of countless volunteers. Over more than 50 years members of historical societies of Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads, and Uki & South Arm worked tirelessly to promote and preserve our history. The extensive Tweed Regional Museum collection, held in trust by Council on behalf of the Tweed community, is testament to their efforts.

Volunteering with the Museum is a great way to meet new people, learn about the collection and our local history and contribute to our vibrant community.

Friends of Tweed Regional Museum

The Friends of Tweed Regional Museum was launched in 2008 to support Tweed Regional Museum by raising funds which are used to maintain and grow the collection.

Exciting news is that we have taken up the naming rights to the courtyard at the Murwillumbah branch of Tweed Regional Museum. Here we hope to have fund raising events in the future, where we will be able to meet our loyal members.


Join Us

Please use the Membership form below, or next time you visit TRM Murwillumbah you can join in person at the Reception Desk.

President: Gary Fidler
Secretary: Janet Swift

Contact: Janet Swift on 0412 821 642 or janets69@westnet.com.au

Friends of the Museum Membership Application Form (50kB PDF)
Friends of the Museum Constitution (147kB PDF)

Last Updated: 19 September 2017