Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society


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It is with reluctance that the Committee of the Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society has decided that the Old School Museum will have to stay closed while the pandemic current distancing and cleaning requirements remain in place. Volunteers will continue to work on collection and archives management and will respond to enquiries from the public which can make contact by emailing


Yarn Bombing and the Merimbula Festival     


Another local celebration and community activity has had to be postponed due to restrictions imposed to control the corona virus – the Merimbula Historical Society has decided the Festival and Yarn Bombing event, which was scheduled for August, will now be held sometime in 2021. A date will be set as soon as life has returned to normal. This postponement is disappointing but it has the positive side effect that we have time to be even more creative during the months ahead, knitting and crocheting while safe in our own homes. Any enquiries can be addressed to Shirley on 6495 9231 or at





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The Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society is a non-profit organisation that maintains and manages the Old School Museum, which is housed in a beautiful heritage building dating from 1873. Originally built as a school with the master’s residence attached, and using locally quarried stone, it is one of few buildings of its type remaining in Australia today.

The Society is also responsible for an archive collection of written material, oral histories, photographs and maps. It acquires, conserves, researches and exhibits the history of Merimbula, Pambula and adjacent areas    for the purpose of education and enjoyment of both local residents and visitors.

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       Museum Opening Hours.

       The Museum opening hours are as follows:

       Note: The Museum can be opened at other times by arrangement.

       Arrange Group tours bookings by email or phone 02 6495 9231.

       Admission $5.00 for adults, children free.

Day Time
Sundays 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Tuesdays 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Thursdays 1:30pm – 4:00pm