Activities for kids, historic holiday exhibition and more opportunities to visit
Murwillumbah’s Tweed Regional Museum is well and truly in the school holiday spirit, kicking off special Saturday trading hours and bringing back a popular exhibition that gives a nostalgic look at the Tweed’s beach culture.
Museum Director Judy Kean said the facility usually opened on the first Saturday of each month but in January would open every Saturday.
Photo caption: View of a museum display from the mezzanine floor, © by Big Volcano Tourism
“We know that the post-Christmas and New Year period before school goes back is often a time when families and visitors are looking for something to do and somewhere to go,” Ms Kean said.
“During January we will also have a number of activities set up in the courtyard for children to enjoy, including activities related to a shipwreck exhibition and the Brick by Brick: Build your own capital interactive exhibition that has been available at Murwillumbah Library recently.
“Children can try their hands at building some local historic buildings out of LEGO, including the 1915 Shire Hall and the Fingal Lighthouse.”
Ms Kean said an exhibition about the Tweed’s beach history was back by popular demand.
“Holidays and Hokey Pokey: Tweed Beach Images features images and video footage from the collection, including some wonderful footage by Charles Simpson,” she said.
“Images include postcards dating from the early 1900s when the area first became popular as a holiday destination, crowded beaches during the 1950s and ’60s, holiday makers promenading in Tweed Street, crowded campgrounds at Tweed Heads around 1910, images of the famous Boyd brothers hauling in nets full of fish off Greenmount Beach around 1950, as well as Hokey Pokey contests and girls trying out Malibu boards at Greenmount in 1961.”
Ms Kean said the footage would be on continual loop in large format on the Keith and Norman Tong Images of the Tweed Wall throughout January.
January opening hours for Tweed Regional Museum, Murwillumbah:
• Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
• Every Saturday until 30 January, 10am – 4pm
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Courtesy Tweed Shire Council Newsroom.