• Sea Sand and Birds
    Sea Sand and Birds
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    Exhibition Yamba Museum, “Old Kirk” River Street Yamba Opens Friday, December 9th 2016 at 6:00pm and closes January 29, 2017 After spending years photographing wildlife, snowy landscapes and far-flung Australian lighthouses, John Ibbotson was looking for a project, more close to his home, situated on the North Coast of NSW. Accompanied by his two faithful…

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  • Yamba’s Story House
    Yamba’s Story House
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    While many people have visited the Yamba Museum over the years, not everyone knows that the very buildings have their own story to tell. The main building that now houses the Museum was originally the Bowling clubhouse, built in 1937 on Wooli Street. That building was cut in half and finally moved in November 1960…

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  • Off to the races
    Off to the races
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    Australian horseracing has its roots dating back to the first colony. It cut across all levels of colonial society and race meetings were important social occasions, in Yamba as elsewhere. The very first meeting was no thoroughbred race, rather just a few locals matching their own horses on Pippi Beach in 1866. The New Years…

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  • Water Under the Bridges
    Water Under the Bridges
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    Situated at the Clarence River estuary, the area around Yamba is criss-crossed by many channels. In the early days of settlement this made land access to Yamba difficult. In order to cross the channels and the river itself, these early settlers were dependent on punts or ferries. The ferries evolved over time from manual to…

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  • What’s in a name?
    What’s in a name?
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    As you walk around Yamba you may sometimes wonder how certain place names came about. The original settlements on either side of the Clarence River mouth were together called Clarence River Heads and individually referred to as North Head (Iluka) and South Head (Yamba) in the 1860s. Locals however called the village, as it was…

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

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 10am - 4:30pm
Weekends: 2pm - 4:30pm
Or by special appointment
Mondays and Fridays: Closed

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