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The Tweed Regional Museum is a Tweed Shire Council community facility, established in 2004, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Tweed Shire Council and the Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and Uki and South Arm Historical Societies.

The Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the unique history and heritage of the Tweed Shire.

Two branches of the Museum, at Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads, offer comprehensive displays.

Museum Office and Contact Details

Tweed Shire Council
PO Box 816
Murwillumbah NSW 2484

(02) 6670 2493

Murwillumbah Branch

The Murwillumbah branch is located in the original Tweed Shire Council Chambers of 1915, with a contemporary extension that opened in August 2014. Permanent displays provide a glimpse into past settlement and development; changing displays showcase the Tweed Regional Museum collection and contemporary stories about places, events and people significant to the Tweed community.

Tweed Heads Branch

The Tweed Heads branch is located in a beautiful park setting on the banks of Terranora Creek, and showcases three significant heritage buildings. The original Tweed Heads Court House was relocated to the current site in 1985 and has undergone recent renovations. Boyds' Shed, the last of numerous fishing sheds once dotted around Boyds Bay, has also undergone recent redevelopment to highlight the rich history of the fishing industry and the Boyd fishermen. The Deck House, which dates from the 1880s, is from the drogher Murwillumbah.

Uki Branch

The smallest branch of the Museum is in the picturesque village of Uki, nestled at the base of Wollumbin / Mt Warning. This branch is dedicated to documenting the history of Uki, the South Arm and surrounding areas.

Museum Collection Store

Completed in 2012, the Tweed Regional Museum collection store provides secure, purpose-designed, flood-free storage for items in the museum collection, to better protect these pieces and allow greater flexibility with displays at museum branches.

The collection store incorporates a 'pod' that provides the ideal environment for particularly sensitive items such as textiles, paper based and organic collection objects.

Museum staff

Museum Director: Vacant
Curator Museum: Erika Taylor
Collection and Program Support Officer: Kirsty Andrew
Program Support Officer (Saturdays): Bev Clark
Program Support Officer (Sundays): Emma Shield

Policies and Plans

Strategic Plan 2019/20 - 2020/21

The Tweed Regional Museum Strategic Plan 2019/20 – 2020/21 was adopted by Tweed Shire Council at its meeting on 20 June 2019. The Strategic Plan identifies Council’s commitment to the Museum and provides a framework for the Museum’s program and activities.

Council also endorsed the report Good Start, Keep Going: Tweed Regional Museum in review 2014 – 2019. This document highlights major achievements under the Museum’s previous Strategic Plan.

Tweed Regional Museum Strategic Plan 2019/20 – 2020/21 (3.92mB PDF)

Good Start, Keep Going: Tweed Regional Museum in review 2014 – 2019 (7mB PDF)

Collection Policy

The Collection of Tweed Regional Museum was created in 2004 by an amalgamation and transfer of ownership to Council of the collections of the historical societies of Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and Uki and South Arm.

Each separate collection evolved over time and a range of factors lead to the shaping of the collections as they are today. Over many decades, museum volunteers in the Tweed Shire have built an outstanding cultural resource about the people, places and history of the area. This includes significant object and photograph collections as well as archives, research files and oral histories.

The Collection Policy aims to enhance strategically the depth and importance of the Collection by approaching collecting in a manner that reflects the Tweed Region as a whole, single entity.

The Collection Policy of Tweed Regional Museum has a primary focus on collecting for exhibitions, educational purposes, research and archiving.

Collection Policy - Tweed Regional Museum (64kB PDF)

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