Great Lakes Museum

Great Lakes Museum

1 Capel St
Tuncurry NSW 2428

Saturday Closed Closed today

Sunday 1 – 3 PM

Monday Closed

Tuesday 10 AM – 1 PM

Wednesday 10 AM – 1 PM

Thursday Closed

Friday Closed

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Tuncurry's local community social history museum.

The Great Lakes Historical and Maritime Museum is located in Tuncurry on the Barrington Coast of NSW. This is a local community social history museum engaged in collecting, researching, preserving, exhibiting artifacts and documentary material relating to the area.

When Tuncurry celebrated its centenary in 1975 the organizers saw the need for a local museum. A steering committee was setup and the first meeting of the “Wallamba District Historical Society”, now the “Great Lakes Historical Co-Operative Society Ltd”, was held on March 1st 1976.

Land was acquired in Capel Street Tuncurry and the old National Bank building in Forster was transported across the bridge in two pieces to become the museum proper, housing a growing collection of artifacts.

Over the years the Great Lakes Museum has expanded to include the original Tuncurry school building, Cheers Cottage, Police lockup, a working windmill as well as other outdoor displays.

Great Lakes Museum pioneer cottage display
Great Lakes Museum maritime display
Great Lakes Museum Tuncurry school display