Uncover the rich history of the Manning River's first port.

A visit to Tinonee is not complete without a trip to the Tinonee Museum located in Manchester Street, where you will find the town’s original ‘lock-up’ on display.

In the years when the rivers were the roads, Tinonee was the heart of the Manning River where majestic sailing ships were an everyday sight as Tinonee buzzed with commerce and industry.

Around 1860-70 Tinonee had five hotels, a post office, flour mill, sugar mills, sawmills, three churches, blacksmith shop, broom factory, bakery, newspaper, office, hospital, school, bacon factory, brick kiln, butchery, bank and of course, Captain Gollan’s shipyard. These were the base of a thriving community!

Open 10 am to 2:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Open 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Saturday.

What did others have to say?

Deb Cattell

3 months ago

Went to the museum to enquire about opening days and times. Very lovely people there, friendly and informative on information on the local area. Will be visiting properly very soon.

Vicki West

2 years ago

Great place to visit when in Tinonee, cheap and steeped in the towns history. Most knowledgeable and friendly helpful volunteers who work there.

lincoln stocks

11 months ago

Love it

Pete Quartermain

3 years ago

Cause it has a lot of information about Tinonee past. And what happened there.

Graham Robertson

a year ago