About the museum

About the museum

Historic Yamba – take a step back in time

The award-winning Yamba Museum, operated by the Port of Yamba Historical Society, is located within the heart of Yamba.

The museum, its displays and collection are evidence of the settlement of Yamba and its strong maritime history.

The collection includes objects that highlight the diversity of Yamba’s history, from the telescope once belonging to Francis Freeburn, the first pilot and pioneer in Yamba, to the school room display depicting the historical record of public education in Yamba.

Visitors are invited to make use of the research facilities on offer including the extensive photographic collection, publications available for purchase and the impressive knowledge of the museum volunteer guides.


Yamba Museum is committed to providing access for all to exhibitions and activities.

  • All gallery spaces are wheelchair accessible.
  • Accessible toilet.
  • Wheelchair accessible parking can be arranged with prior notice.

Seating is available in gallery spaces.


Donations are welcome to the Museum. They may be in the form of historical objects,

property or financial support. These donations greatly enhance the services provided

by the Yamba Museum.



Yamba Museum
River Street, Yamba
PO Box 100 Yamba NSW 2464
02 6646 1399

Opening Hours

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis
The museum opening hours for 2021 will be:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10am - 4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday
2pm - 4.30pm

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