is something for everyone to see and appreciate during
a visit to the museum. It is recognised as one of
the best collections in regional New South Wales.
The main display area is in the Council Chamber, which is
lined with cedar taken from the homestead of the Kyogle
pastoral run. It features musical instruments and other
fascinating artefacts. Major exhibitions are mounted here.
A feature of the main hallway is an exhaustive display of local native
are also rooms for aboriginal, industry, natural history,
pioneer and shipping displays. In the industry room may
be seen artefacts used by early timber getters and other
workers. Domestic utensils are also displayed, revealing
something of the difficult life experienced by early families.
Bundjalung Yanha (Bundjalung Way) exhibition
deals with the history of the Bundjalung people whose traditional
country this is. It covers such areas as Caring for Country;
Ceremonies and Gatherings; Old Ways, New Ways; and Quiet
Within the Industry room is an exhibition, based around an original NSW Lancers
uniform of the 1890s which belonged to Otto Armbruster, titled As Good As Any Man. It marks the significant
role of the Lancers in local history and also the contribution
of families such as the Armbrusters in the development of
are regularly rotated.
Special exhibitions are frequently provided. See
page for the latest information.
may not be used in any area of the Museum or Research Centre
unless with permission from the Management Committee.
The museum is frequently used as a teaching aid, with visits
from primary, secondary and tertiary students from TAFE
and Southern Cross University.
assist us to make school visits more enjoyable and rewarding,
we make the following suggestions:
1. Pre-visit: It is advisable that there be a pre-visit
to familiarise yourself with our collections and facilities.
As there is no facility to provide students with tables,
something hard to write on would be advisable.
2. Museum Tour Introduction: Please advise us if you require
one of our custodians to give a short talk at the commencement
of the tour and if there is any topic that you need covered.
3. Costs: See below.
4. Groups: A maximum of 30 students can be accommodated
at one time.
5. Supervision: As students have to be divided into groups
to view the various display rooms, we would appreciate it
if there could be a teacher and an adult supervisor with
each group. With younger primary school student groups,
an adult for each ten students is advisable.
Tour leaders and educators can organise excursions and guides
to the museum by telephone: (02) 6621 9993 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The museum is housed in the old Lismore Municipal Building
at 165 Molesworth Street, in premises provided by Lismore
City Council. See the Lismore
School students: $1
Children under 12: 50¢ each Primary School Groups:
50¢ each for students, $2 for adults
School Groups: $1.00 each for students, $2 adults
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See News
for holiday opening and closing times.
of local native timbers