About the Museum

Our Vision

Tweed Regional Museum collects and shares the stories of our community. We create connection, inspire wonder and provide unique experiences in unexpected places.

Our beautiful Museum - a mix of heritage architecture and contemporary interpretations - is home to extraordinary cultural experiences with a year-round program of innovative exhibitions, exciting events, engaging programs and learning experiences.

We present a range of public programs and activities that delve into themes, stories and ideas presented in our exhibitions, from objects in the Collection and people and places in our community. 

You can also find us on the road with our Museum on Wheels, aka the MoW, a first of it's kind mobile Museum. The MoW brings exhibitions, objects, workshop and unique experiences to festivals, markets, events and special locations throughout the Tweed and beyond.  

The Collection

The Tweed Regional Museum Collection includes over 50,000 images and 15,000 objects that tell stories of the history and culture of the Tweed, from 20 million years ago to the present day. You can search the collection online, or contact us for specific research enquiries. See more about the Collection

An award-winning Museum

             “Terrific Displays – fascinating history. A credit to the town!”

               E & R Smith, visitor comment book entry, Murwillumbah.

Browsing the mineral collection exhibition

Tweed Regional Museum has been recognised for its exhibitions, projects and buildings, including the following awards:

  • Museums and Galleries Australia National Award 2023
    winner in the Community Engagement and Outreach category for the Museum on Wheels.
  • Museums and Galleries Australia National Award 2021
    winner in the Temporary Exhibition category for Small Town Queer.
  • History Council of NSW Macquarie-PHA Applied History Awards 2021
    winner for Small Town Queer online exhibition.
  • Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards 2020
    Highly Commended in the Identity category for the Museum rebranding.
  • Museums and Galleries Australia National Award 2020
    winner in the Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout category for Land | Life | Culture.
  • Tweed Shire Council Service & Productivity Award 2020
    winner in the Diversity category for the Small Town Queer online exhibition.