Tours, workshops and more

Tweed Regional Museum has an exciting range of events to accompany our exhibitions.

Whether it’s a school holiday activity, cocktail night, or a hands-on workshop you’re after, you’re sure to find something interesting going on at the Museum. 

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School holidays

Each school holiday, the Museum offers programs and activities that complement our exhibitions.

Current programs and activities

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Tatakizome Printing

  • Tuesday 17 January 2023 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday 17 January 2023 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 19 January 2023 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday 19 January 2023 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Transfer botanical dyes from flowers, leaves and grasses onto fabric by gentle hammering using pebble stones.

In this unique traditional Japanese artform botanical dyes from arrangements of flowers, leaves & grasses are transferred onto fabric by gentle hammering using pebbles. Experiment to create designs for your own fabric tote bag (supplied).

Suitable for ages 5+
Cost: $5

Bookings essential.

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Try fishing!
FREE

  • Tuesday 24 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join our friends at the Department of Primary Industries for a Try Fishing session at the amazing Boyd's Fishing Shed in Tweed Heads.

In this free family event, you will learn the basics of fishing, talk fishing with the DPI Officer and try your hand at casting a line. All the equipment, bait and fishing advice for the day is provided. You'll also get a chance to look inside the historic Boyd's Fishing Shed. You might want to bring a picnic or grab some fish and chips after the session.

Suitable for ages 5+
Location: Boyd's Fishing Shed at Pioneer Park, Tweed Heads

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Gyotaku Printing

  • Friday 27 January 2023 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday 27 January 2023 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn the traditional Japanese method of printing using a real fish!

This form of nature printing was used by fishers to record their catches but has also become an artform of its own. This is an opportunity to create a unique Gyotaku print inside the amazing Boyd's Fishing Shed at Tweed Heads.

Suitable for ages 5+
Cost: $5
Location: Boyd's Fishing Shed at Pioneer Park, Tweed Heads

Bookings essential.

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Create a Cryptid (new animal)!
FREE

25 October 2022 - 18 February 2023
Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm (daily)

A cryptid is an unknown, legendary, or extinct animal like those in popular folklore, such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

Explore the animals in the Capturing Nature exhibition and then create your very own cryptid using your imagination, collage techniques and drawing. What will you call your cryptid? Where did you last see it? 

Drop in. Self guided fun.  
Children under 12 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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Diprotodon Fossil Dig!
FREE

25 October 2022 - 18 February 2023
Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm (daily)

Alert all little explorers, paleontologists, and archivists! Real fossils have been found in the Museum.

What is it? Fossil, plant, shell, fish, gem or mammal? We need your help to dig, discover and identify it! Explore all the the natural history specimens and photographs in the Capturing Nature exhibition, learn about diprotodon's and uncover your very own fossil. 

Drop in. Self guided fun.  
Children under 12 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian.