Macleay River Museum and Settlers Cottage

The Macleay River Museum is an award winning museum of applied local history with a Settlers Cottage and art show, housed in the cultural centre designed by world-renowned architect, Glen Murcutt. The museum is also the home of the Angus McNeil Glass Negative.

The museum showcases Aboriginal artefacts, colonial history from the 1830s, the cedar and timber industries, farm machinery and tools, river transport, period clothing, servicemen, historical publications and photos of Kempsey district.

The Research Department. There is an extensive collection of local history and family files in the library and record room. This service is available for anyone wishing to research local families, locations and topics.

For more information: http://www.kempseymuseum.org.au

Nearby events

  1. Slim Dusty Festival

    Thursday 18 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Kempsey

    Fun and Friendly Country Music Festival for all ages in October with camping on site - choose powered and unpowered sites. Their great bus tour this year will be to Slim Dusty's childhood homestead and The Pub with No Beer with morning tea …

    18 Oct - 21 Oct
  2. Sunday Sessions featuring Delma and Pete

    Sunday 21 October 2018 to Sunday 18 August 2019 , Kempsey

    Delma and Pete each have decades of experience in more bands than either of them care to remember! And that means the duo can play almost anything, and that's exactly what they do with super smooth renditions of most of your all time favour…

    21 Oct - 18 Aug