The Museum is temporarily closed while our building undergoes flood remediation.

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Richmond River Historical Society is based in the city of Lismore, centre of the Richmond River region of northern New South Wales. The Society’s mission is to collect, preserve, display and disseminate historical material relevant to the continuing history of North-Eastern NSW. Whether you are interested in visiting our Museum, researching your family history, discovering an aspect of local history, or becoming a member or volunteer with the Society, we trust you will find what you are looking for on this website.


We acknowledge the Widjabal-Waibal people of the Bundjalung Nation as the traditional custodians and pay our respects to elders past and present.

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Richmond River Historical Society Inc.

1 month 3 weeks ago

Our Lismore museum opening may still be a while away, so perhaps a visit to the Lawrence museum would be a pleasant outing. And they’re

Richmond River Historical Society Inc.

3 months 3 days ago

Containers filled with our precious museum items safely stored on higher ground whilst we await the okay to move back in. Thankyou to our amazing

Richmond River Historical Society Inc.

3 months 2 weeks ago

These four beautiful little ceramic dishes have recently been cleaned and stored, ready to go back into the building they depict - sometime in the