Yamba Museum

A small museum with a very comprehensive display of historical photos relevant to Yamba's history, some working models (eg. the lighthouse, the railway which was used to build Yamba's breakwater walls), some artefacts and a large quantity of reading material (newspaper cuttings, historical books etc).

Address: 
River Street (near golf club), Yamba, NSW
Tel: 
0266461399
Hours: 
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Admission: 
Adult $3.00, Child $0.50.
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, toilet facilities, books and historical leaflets for sale, audio tapes of elderly local residents available, large supply of reading material
Collection: 
850 historical artefacts; 300 books; over 1,000 photographs, plus ten photograph albums and ten volumes of newspaper cuttings
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Items

Model

Yamba's Lighthouse

Creator:
W Gilkison
Description:
Handmade model approximately three feet high painted white with blue trim and with intermittent flashing light. Built by the late W. Gilkison (one of the original founders of the museum in 1976).
Date:
1976-1977

Model

Breakwater Walls

Creator:
NSW Public Works Department
Description:
A relief model showing one stage in the construction of Yamba's breakwater walls. Obtained from former Public Works employee Mr Mick Reilly who had purchased it by auction. Donated to museum approximately 1990.

Model

Quarry Train

Creator:
Built by volunteer labour of members
Description:
Model of train used in late 1800s to transport quarried stone to build Yamba's breakwater walls. Model enclosed in glass case along one entire wall of one room shows the rail track with model train running from Angourie to Yamba. Art work in background.
Date:
Approximately 1983

Telephone switchboard

Description:
The manual telephone exchange used in Yamba prior to automatic phones. A large wooden structure with plug-in lines operated by two female operators.
Date:
Prior to 1977

Model

Cobargo

Description:
A half-model in glass case of ship once used on the Clarence River in the sugar trade. On permanent loan from Maritime Museum.