Moruya & District Historical Society Inc.
Located at 85 Campbell Street Moruya in an 1875 Terrace house built by Abraham Emmott, the Moruya Museum houses a collection of furniture, books, artefacts and memorabilia that is intended to show visitors something of the lives of the ordinary people of this community from the middle of the nineteenth century. Most items on display were donated by local families. The result is an eclectic mix of considerable charm and interest.
A new exhibit is the 1881 Abernethy Stonemason's Lathe which was used for turning many of columns decorating Sydney buildings.
Moruya Museum opening hours are 11am to 2pm Wednesday, Friday & Saturday and every day from 11am to 3pm during the summer school holidays. Entry fees are Adults $3, Pensioners $2 & children $1.
As the older generations of pioneer settlers died, so too died a wealth of folk history. Local Historical Societies such as ours aim to stem the loss, not just by preserving the artefacts used by our grandparents, but also by researching and recording local history. We have a number publications for sale on the history of the area and produce a quarterly journal.
The Museum also houses a large collection of photographs of the district and the pioneers who developed the area. Many are on display but many more are filed and indexed and stored in the Museum.
Group tours and school tours are most welcome. Tours are led by Museum Volunteers who have an intricate knowledge of the items in the collection.
Attached to the Moruya Museum is our Genealogy Research Room. A wide-ranging collection of microfiche, microfilm, CDRoms and printed material are available for family history researchers. A charge of $10 is made for non-members to use the facilities.
New members to the Society are always welcome.