TREASURE HUNT - EVERYDAY
FREE ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM - CHILDREN UNDER 16
The museum is open every day and we have a treasure hunt activity to keep children busy in the museum.
Small prize if they answer all the questions.
Ask at the font desk on arrival.
The Museum hosts a range of arts based workshops during the school terms on site. These are organised and run by individual operators. If you are interested, please contact the Museum.
Phone 4441 - 5675
BIRDS AND THE PEOPLE
Thursday, 8th June, 2pm
Join BirdLife Shoalhaven President Rob Dunn as he presents the findings of the report on the effects of the Black Summer 2019-2020 bushfires.
The talk will cover the changes in the species richness and abundance since the bushfires. and the impacts on particular bird species and what the future might hold. While the report focus is on birdlife, it is also about people and how the event was a catalyst that has bought together birders, non-birders, landowners and groups across the Shoalhaven together.
Free with Entry to the Museum
Presentation + Afternoon Tea
Phone 4441 - 5675
EVENT & TALK
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK 2023
Thursday, 18th May 10.30am - 12pm
Join us for a special National Volunteer Week event! This years theme is "The Changemakers".
Would you like to volunteer for a local organisation and be a Changemaker? The Shoalhaven has a diverse range of organisations you can volunteer with. Its a great way to connect with other like minded people, doing something you enjoy, from Bushcare to the Rural Fire Service. Their organistions will be on hand to answer your questions.
TALK:11am Alison Wicks, Occupational Scientist & Occupational Therapist Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Canberra will give a talk on the benefits of engaging with your community.
Free Event / Morning Tea
EVERY MOUNTAIN TELLS A STORY
CLOSING 12 JUNE
In conjunction with the Songlines experience, this exhibition of artwork by Aunty Julie Freeman and her daughter Markeeta Freeman, presents the mountains of the South Coast that are inportant in lore.
The NSW South Coast is home to the Dharawal and Dhurga speaking people. Although the region has undergone change since colonisation, local Culture remains strong, embedded in Country and in the care of senior custodians and knowledge-holders like artist Julie Freeman. A recognised artist and cultural storyteller, Freeman documents significant cultural sites on the South Coast, firmly placing the region within an Indigenous cultural framework.
Each of the mountains of the South Coast have special significance to Culture and the journey of life.
BIRDSONG: COMING BACK FROM THE ASHES
CLOSING 12 JUNE
The sudden absence of birdsong in those places hit hardest by the 2019-20 summer bushfires was heard by everyone. Birds are an ever-present link for us to the healing powers of nature. When they disappear, that link is broken.
But, the reverse is also true. Seeing birds return to our gardens and local bushland became a subject for conversation, as well as being significant for nature conservation. Birds were being seen more than ever, ironically when so many had been lost.
A photographic exhibition by Shoalhaven Birdlife.
IMAGE: ROCK WARBLER BY CHRIS GROUNDS
PIRATES, the [mostly] true story
CLOSING 12 JUNE
Bless my barnacles – pirates are coming to the museum these school holidays!
Search for hidden treasure, walk the plank and learn the truth about fearsome pirates throughout history, including the notorious Blackbeard and William Douglas Campbell - a rogue who hid a stolen ship in Jervis Bay! And who could forget those fabulous female pirates Madame Ching, Mary Reed and Anne Bonny?
Opens: 22nd June
Closes: 2nd October
Travelling Exhibition from Artspace Sydney and Museums and Galleries NSW.
The exhibition features works from 52 Australian artists and collectives across generations, geographies and cultural backgrounds. Working with all 52 participating artists and collectives from the original project, Artspace is partnering with over a dozen venues nationally to present a dynamic and site-responsive exhibition tour, co-curated by Artspace with each venue and supported by Museums & Galleries of NSW.
The 52 ACTIONS national tour showcases the breadth and diversity of leading artists from all states and territories, connecting them to audiences through the social and cultural importance of art as action.
Artwork at left: This year, with Blak girl magic..., 2020
Brook Andrew: Born 1970
52 ACTIONS was developed and curated by Artspace, Sydney. The exhibition is touring nationally with Artspace, Sydney, with support from Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government through Create NSW. It has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Visions of Australia program and through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. It is also supported by the City of Sydney and by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
SUMMER: Twilight Markets 3pm - 7pm(October - April)
WINTER: Morning Markets 10am - 1pm(May - September)
Enjoy our monthly markets on the first Saturday of the month where we profile a variety of arts and crafts, home wares, local produce, and a range of food choices, including our fundraising BBQ. Relax by the pond with Music and refreshments.
If you are a market stall-holder who would like to join us at our market, please click on the following link: Expression of Interest
If you are a musician or band who is interested in playing at the markets, please click on the following link: Market Music