The Coffs Harbour Regional Museum brings history to life for all the family. Locals and visitors alike can discover a world of stories, to spark memories and the imagination. Hear stories of spiritual connection to the land from Gumbaynggirr Elder and artist Uncle Tony Hart. Get to know the Sea Captain who Coffs Harbour is named after – hear about the spelling mistake!
Find out about pioneering men and women – lighthouse keepers, gold miners, farmers, timber workers and fishers. And the romance kindled via morse code.
See our locally invented flying machine and meet the brave hero who was awarded multiple medals in World Wars I and II.
Children can enjoy the interactive sections of the museum where you’re encouraged to touch the exhibits, and follow the treasure trail throughout the museum, working out clues as they go.
The Museum is housed in Coffs Harbour’s original Courthouse and Police Station. Find out what trials took place, who the criminals were that were jailed here, and see how small their exercise yard was. The charmingly-restored 1907 building is an historical gem of the Coffs Harbour region.
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.