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Tourism Awards Hall of Fame


26 July 2018

The Port Macquarie Museum was inducted into the North Coast Regional Tourism Awards Hall of Fame last night! A big thank you to all our volunteer staff who make everything we do possible. We also picked up a Silver in the Cultural Tourism category.  

Congratulations also to our partners and collaborators Arts Mid North Coast, Hello Koalas and Forestry Corporation who all won Gold in their categories. 

 


Looking to the Future


30 May 2018

We have recently completed an update of our Conservation Management Plan. The updated report will guide the management of our State Heritage Register listed building in coming years and inform future upgrades to improve visitor experiences. The project was supported by funds provided by the NSW Government through the Office of Environment and Heritage, The Copland Foundation and Port Macquarie- Hastings Council’s Community Grants program.  


Museum Audio Guide Launched


18 May 2018

Today was International Museum Day and we celebrated with free museum entry and launched our new free audio guide using the Izi.TRAVEL app. Visitors can now take a voice assisted tour of the museum onsite using their smart phone or tablet, or at any time on the web. Just another way we are reaching and connecting with audiences worldwide and sharing our collections and stories with new publics.


Postcard Connections Opens


5 April 2018

Postcards Connections, a collaborative exhibition with Port Macquarie U3A textile artists, Lisa Hort, Creative Ageing Practitioner, and Omnicare Respite Centre clients opened tonight. Over 70 people attended the launch with the exhibition officially opened by Leslie Williams, Member for Port Macquarie. The exhibition is supported by a NSW Seniors Festival Grant and is on show until 30 April 2018. 

 


NSW Tourism Awards Finalist


5 October 2017

Port Macquarie Museum is a finalist in the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards - Cultural Tourism category.  The category recognises tourism operations that foster a greater understanding and appreciation of authentic culture, history and heritage. Thanks to our team of hard working  volunteers who continue to make our Museum a great visitor experience.    


Thank You CSU Students and Staff


22 February 2017 

Today we officially thanked Charles Sturt University staff and students for their work on our new window designs showcasing the talents of CSU Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design students and feauring objects from our collection.  The project was assisted with a small grant under CSU's community-university partnership rural and regional arts and culture program. Thank You! 

 


New Window Designs


14 December 2016

Thanks to a partnership with Charles Sturt University, new window designs showcasing the talents of CSU Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design students and feauring objects from the Museum's collection have been installed. The project was assisted with a small grant under CSU's community-university partnership rural and regional arts and culture program.


The Forest Courtyard Opens


7 November 2016

The Forest Courtyard has been officially opened by the Hon. Leslie Williams, MP, Member for Port Macquarie. The Forest Courtyard is an initiative of Forestry Corporation of NSW in partnership with the Port Macquarie Museum and a gift to the local community to celebrate Forestry Corporation's centenary. It is also home to Forest the Koala, part of the award-winning Hello Koala Sculpture Trail. 


Museum wins Gold Tourism Award


30 July 2016

The Port Macquarie Museum has won gold in the Cultural Tourism category at the North Coast Destination Network and The Legendary Pacific Coast Tourism Awards for the third consecutive year. Congratulations to our wonderful team of volunteers and a big thank you to all our supporters. 


Regional Tourism Awards Finalist


25 July 2016

The Port Macquarie Museum is again a finalist in the 2016 North and The Legendary Pacific Coast Tourism Awards. Thanks to our team of hard working and committed volunteers who have continued to make our Museum such a great place to visit for over 7,000 visitors this past year.   


Working towards Dementia Friendly


29 June 2016

The Port Macquarie Museum is now one of 19 businesses in Port Macquarie recognised as actively working towards becoming a dementia-friendly organisation. 

The Museum has completed a dementia friendly action plan, is progressively making improvements to its facilities and signage, and has implemented a dementia awareness program for staff. 


Our Rivers Our History wins MAGNA


20 June 2016 

Port Macquarie Museum together with six other museums from Museums Australia - Mid North Coast Chapter has won a 2016 Museums and Galleries National Award (MAGNA) for the innovative online exhibition Our Rivers Our History.    The project was in collaboration with Camden Haven, Kempsey, Mid North Coast Maritime, Tinonee, Wauchope and Wingham Museums.


Museum wins 2015 IMAGinE Award


18 November 2015

The Port Macquarie Museum has won a 2015 Museums and Galleries NSW IMAGinE Award for Waterways - Our Rivers Our History, an innovative online exhibition. The project was in collaboration with Camden Haven, Kempsey, Mid North Coast Maritime, Tinonee, Wauchope and Wingham Museums.

 


Museum launches new logo


20 October 2015

The Museum launched its new name, logo, brochure and website on Sunday 11 October with a Museum Muster. Port Macquarie-Hastings Mayor, Peter Besseling, officiated at the event which attracted over 300 visitors across the day. 

Thanks to Port Macquarie - Hastings Council, 48th Regiment of Foot Re-enactment Group, Greta Warner, Wauchope Youth Theatre, Bago Magic, Andre Storer, Amber and Jason Bradshaw, 2Way FM, Rosanna Vanderlay and all our wonderful volunteers. 


Port Macquarie Museum Strikes Gold!


August 2015

The Port Macquarie Museum has won gold for the second year in a row at the 2015 North Coast Tourism Awards.

Winning gold in the Cultural Tourism category recognises the extraordinary efforts of our museum’s 60 volunteers and their commitment to providing a quality tourism experience.