HAWKESBURY MUSEUM: OUR PAST UNVEILED

PAST UNVEILED: There are some fascinating exhibitions and artefacts.
PAST UNVEILED: There are some fascinating exhibitions and artefacts.
OPEN: Rebecca Turnbull, Acting Museum & Gallery Director.
OPEN: Rebecca Turnbull, Acting Museum & Gallery Director.

Welcome to our first Cultural Services column from Hawkesbury City Council.

We’ll be telling you all about our Hawkesbury Regional Museum, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Hawkesbury Library Services in regular issues of Hills to Hawkesbury over the next few months.

This time we are starting with our award-winning Hawkesbury Regional Museum.

Our Museum is open Wednesday to Monday from 10am to 4pm, closed Tuesdays. You are welcome to come and visit our great space, with free entry.

We do want to let you know that at the moment (at time of printing) we have some physical distancing guidelines, so your experience may be a little different to usual. We are always happy to see you while also keeping everyone safe.

Although historic Howe House (next to our Museum) is currently closed to comply with the Federal and State Government physical distancing requirements, we have several exhibitions about the local history of the Hawkesbury on display, including:

• Land, River, People
• Every Thread Tells a Story – textiles and costume from the collection
• Food Bowl Farming: Migrants and Food Production in the Hawkesbury District 1794-199
• The Cathedral of the Hawkesbury: 200 years of St Matthews Anglican Church
• The RAAF
• First Nation
• The Hawkesbury Flabbit.

For information about each of the exhibitions visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/museum/exhibitions/current-exhibitions

Our Museum Shop is now open. It specialises in historical publications on the Hawkesbury.

Book titles include Hawkesbury history, early settlement and colonial history as well as Indigenous history and cultural themes.

Currently we are doing cashless transactions only. If you’d like to visit us online, we have some great online videos on Museum collection items – on our website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/museum and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HawkesburyRegionalMuseum.

We also have excellent tourism information available on the Hawkesbury region, with our Visitor Information staff on hand to let you know all the great adventures you can have right here in the Hawkesbury.

If you’d like to know more, see our tourism website www.discoverthehawkesbury.com.au

If you’d like to know more about the Museum, please see our website and Facebook links above or you can contact us on 4560 4655 or email museum@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Hawkesbury Regional Museum is located at 8 Baker Street, Windsor with free parking available and lots of great cafes and restaurants nearby. Free entry – we look forward to seeing you!