Group and school bookings
Group and school bookings are free and must be received at least 1 week in advance.
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Tweed Regional Museum is pleased to welcome groups at our Murwillumbah branch and our Tweed Heads Learning Site.
See details below for visits to our Murwillumbah branch. Visits to our Tweed Heads Learning Site are customised to your class or group, and are arranged directly with Museum Education staff - please contact us on (02) 6670 2493.
There is no charge for group visits.
“Thank you for all your help and support in accommodating our visit, and thank you especially for making us feel so welcome. Thank you also for taking the time to talk to us when we arrived and for giving us such an illuminating introduction to our visit. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at the museum on Saturday and we were all very impressed by the way it has developed into such a great regional museum.”
Class of ’63 school reunion group, Murwillumbah.
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Bookings are essential for all school groups.
The Tweed Regional Museum regularly welcomes school groups to our Murwillumbah branch. Group size is limited to 1 class (up to 30 children) at a time.
Your visit to the Museum can include a guided tour of displays and local history, as well as an opportunity for students to handle and explore historical objects or natural history specimens. We have resource sheets available to guide teachers in the discussion of these objects.
You are also welcome to bring your students for a self-guided visit, however bookings are still essential for this.
Depending on the age of your students, we also have activity sheets that can be completed in the Museum, or back in the classroom.
For further details, and to receive copies of resources, please contact the Museum office on 02 6670 2493.
“I would like to thank you for a wonderful visit today. Everything was so well organised and your staff's enthusiasm for the visit was sensational, from the early planning right through to our visit. I know the children have learnt so much today-thank you!”
St James’ Primary School, Banora Point
Plan your visit
TRM Murwillumbah is located at 2 Queensland Rd, Murwillumbah.
We are open Tuesday to Saturday so cannot accommodate group bookings on Mondays.
Entry to the Museum is free, as are all guided activities.
There is a bus turning lane in Queensland Rd, as part of the Mt St Patrick School grounds. We can reserve bus parking in front of the Museum for your visit.
Hands on activities
As part of your visit, there are opportunities for students to touch and explore objects and specimens.
Please advise at the time of booking if you’d like to participate in any of our Hands On activities.
Past and Present
Explore common household objects from the past and discuss how these objects have changed over time.
Resource sheets are provided for teacher-led discussion of the objects.
Click on the images to access the corresponding resource sheet.
Native and Pest Species
Specimens are contained in ‘Touch Boxes’, used to teach children about animals that are native to Australia and those that are introduced.
You can break into two groups – one for natives and one for pests – then swap, or explore each animal as one big group.
Teachers’ notes are provided for teacher-led discussion of the specimens.
Click on the image to access the Teachers’ Notes.
Rocks and Soils
This touch box can be used to teach students about the rocks and soils found in the local area.
Frequently asked questions
Can we eat lunch at the Museum?
The Museum courtyard is available for students to eat lunch or morning/afternoon tea.
There is limited seating, but mats are supplied for children to sit on.
Please note there is no drinking fountain at the Museum - please bring your own water.
Please note the Museum courtyard is an open area and there is no wet weather alternative.
Can we take photographs?
Students and teachers are encouraged to take photographs on their visit; we only ask that you do not photograph other people (outside your group) without their permission.
Can we bring school bags?
Students are encouraged to leave bags at school if not needed, but if necessary bags can be left in the Museum courtyard, at your own risk.
How many children can come on a visit?
The Museum can accommodate one class at a time. Depending on what activities your class engages in, we may break the class down into smaller groups.
Is there a Risk Assessment available?
Yes, the Museum has a Risk Assessment that can be emailed on request.
Group or school visit booking form
Use the form below to make a group or school visit booking for our Murwillumbah branch.
Bookings must be received at least 1 week in advance.