Our Collection Policy establishes the ethical and thematic framework for the collection’s strategic development.
The collection supports the Museum’s exhibition, engagement and research programs and its community initiatives around history, culture, collections and collecting.
A Collection Significance Assessment was completed in 2009 with the support of a Community Heritage Grant.
'The Port Macquarie Museum collection is an impressive collection that contains material relating to local, regional, state and national themes. It is particularly impressive in its capacity to interpret local industries and domestic life, and has significant historical and cultural depth....'
We're always interested in new objects and different stories. We welcome donations to our collection that meet our collection policy. It is best to discuss your donation offer with us first.
We will want to know about the history of the item; when, where and who used it; stories about the object and people connected to it, and its present condition.