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Tweed Regional Museum offers public programs to accompany our exhibitions. All talks and events at the Museum are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

Summer School Holidays 2019-20

Holidays are discovery days at your Museum and Libraries!

Join us these summer school holidays for a range of activities that are inspiring, fascinating and just pure fun! Pick up a copy of our Discovery Days brochure at Museums, Libraries and around the Shire.

Wendell and Friends

Wendell and Friends

Wendell the Whistle is bold and brassy, wandering around the Tweed visiting the libraries and museums, and steaming with ideas! Wendell started life as the steam whistle on a Robey Engine, which generated power at remote locations; you can see the Robey outside the Museum in Murwillumbah. Now Wendell spends time in the Museum collection, hanging out with other special objects from our past, including friends, Tilley and Snap!

There are a range of Wendell and Friends activities at all Tweed Shire Libraries and the Tweed Regional Museum Tweed Heads for the duration of the school holidays (Sat 21 December 2019 - Sun 26 January 2020):

Find Wendell and Friends

Wendell, Tilley and Snap are hidden in the libraries and museum, along with some items they need. Can you find them all? Grab a checklist and start looking - get free stickers if you find them!

Wendell and Friends Activity Sheets

Test your brain with a Wendell-inspired maze and word search.


Wendell has chosen some historical photos from the Museum collection to test your skill in spotting differences. There's a different photo at each branch to keep you busy.


Murwillumbah and Kingscliff Libraries have jigsaws made from local historical images. Drop in and add a few pieces to the puzzle - you may see a person or place you know in the picture!

Games from all ages, for all ages


Get the family together and come and play! We've got vintage games and modern games so everyone can test their skill and teach each other how to play. Games include classics such as Pick-up Sticks, Quoits, Hookey, Magnetic Fishing and Elastics, and modern favourites like Scrabble, Codenames and Ticket to Ride.

Tuesday 7 January 2020, 10:30am - 12:30pm at Tweed Regional Museum Tweed Heads

Wednesday 8 January 2020, 10:30am - 12:30pm at Murwillumbah Library

Free, no bookings necessary.

Kids Fishing Workshop - NOW FULLY BOOKED

Fishing workshop websizeImage courtesy Dept of Primary Industries

Come along to our practical and fun fishing workshop hosted by the Department of Primary Industries. Learn about knots, rigs, casting and fishing techniques as well as conservation of fish habitats and how to be a responsible fisher. All equipment is provided for fishing (on a catch and release basis). The Library will be there with fishing resources for you to borrow and Boyds' Shed will be open so you can explore the history of fishing in the Tweed.

Best suited to children aged 8 to 14 and children must be able to swim at least 25 metres to attend.

Free but bookings are essential as places are limited. Book here (external link) by Thursday 9 January 2020.

Consent Form for Attendees (327kB PDF)

Wednesday 15 January 2020, 10am - 2pm

Tweed Regional Museum, Tweed Heads

Badge Making

Create your own Wendell and Friends badge to take home.

Free, no bookings necessary.

Tuesday 21 January 2020 from 10am to 12pm.

Tweed Regional Museum Tweed Heads.

DreamWorks Animation: the Exhibition – Journey from Sketch to Screen virtual tour

DreamWorks - Copyright Tweed Shire Council

Simultaneously at both Tweed Heads Library and Regent Cinema Murwillumbah.

Come along for an interactive virtual video tour of DreamWorks Animation: the Exhibition – Journey from Sketch to Screen at the National Museum of Australia! We’ll link in to be taken on a personal guided tour of the exhibition by National Museum of Australia staff. Go behind the scenes of DreamWorks Animation’s most popular films in a rare glimpse into the studio’s collaborative, artistic and visionary approach to animation. Stay for a Flipbook Animation workshop at the Library after the tour or a screening of the DreamWorks movie, Abominable, at the Regent Cinema.

Best suited to ages 10 years

Free but bookings essential as places are limited. Book here (external link) to be in the Regent Cinema audience or here (external link) to be in the Tweed Heads Library audience.

Thurs 23 January 2020 at 10am

Tweed Heads Library and Regent Cinema Murwillumbah

Regular Talks and Events

AUSLAN interpreted tour of the Museum

Auslan tourAuslan interpreted tour of the Museum. In conjunction with Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, we are pleased to offer an Auslan interpreted tour of current exhibitions.

When: Date to be advised, 10 - 11am (tour at the Gallery is 12.30 - 1.30pm)

Where: TRM Murwillumbah

Free, Bookings essential, on (02) 6670 2493 or

Collection Store Tours

Collection StoreVintage pegs at the Museum Collection Store. When: 3rd Thursday of each month at 11am.

Where: Museum Collection Store (directions given on booking)

What: Are you curious about the thousands of objects that aren't on display at the Museum? Are you interested in how precious artefacts are stored to preserve them for future generations?

Join our Museum Curator on a free guided tour of the Museum's custom built, state-of-the-art Collection Store.

Bookings essential - call (02) 6670 2493 or email
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