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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

How long since you visited the Moruya Museum?

Moruya Museum have two interesting exhibitions running at the moment. “It’s about time’ – an eclectic collection of clocks and watches ranging in size from small trench watches worn by soldiers in World War I to a tall English grandfather clock dating to around the mid 19th century. Hurry as this exhibition is due to close at the end of January. The ‘Moruya Stories’ exhibition tells our district’s history through the people and businesses that have shaped our community over the years.

Visitors will also be able to learn of Moruya’s connection to the granite used in construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and other famous Sydney landmarks. The Abernethy Stonemason’s Lathe, a rare surviving piece of Victorian-era machinery listed on the National Heritage Register, now resides in a purpose-built shed next to the Moruya Museum.

Moruya Museum permanent displays showcase artifacts from the early 1800’s in the rooms of our Museum building built in 1875 by Abraham Emmott. His Beehive store dominated business in busy Vulcan Street in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

You can explore this district’s local history in their Research Library which holds an extensive collection of books, photographs and resources for general and genealogy research. Their knowledgeable volunteers are on hand to assist you with your queries.

There’s a lot of interesting information on our blog at including an online Moruya Heritage Walk which you can download.

Opening hours:

Museum: Wed/Fri/Sat 10 am – 12 noon

Research Library: Mon/Wed/Fri 10.00 am – 2.00 pm


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