Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society


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 “The Merimbula Festival and Yarn Bombing Community Project” 

Next Saturday will be the culmination of the 2019 Merimbula Festival.There will be a parade of scarecrows, treasurer hunts in the museum and grounds, games and the Scouts and Guides will showcase their cooking skills. Entry to the museum will be free. Come and join the fun!

As an initiative to raise the profile of the Old School Museum, the Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society is staging the Merimbula Festival and Yarn Bombing project in August 2019.

The six-month project will culminate in a two-week dressing of the Museum grounds and street furniture in colourful and imaginative crocheted, knitted or woven art works. From Saturday 17 August the street art will brighten up Main, Market and Beach Streets in Merimbula and special events will be held at the Museum, 85 Main Street (opposite the RSL Club), on the three Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.

On 17 August there will be demonstrations of crafts such as weaving, crochet, knitting, spinning, patchwork, basketry, bonsai, jewellery making, book binding, fly-tying and more. There will also be special displays in the Old School Museum, musical performances by a ukulele band and lots of delicious food.

On 24 August there will be cooking demonstrations, a display mounted by the Bega and District Historical Machinery Club, music played by members of the Bega District Brass Band and food to be enjoyed.

On 31 August activities will focus fun for younger visitors and include the Scouts and Guides, a Museum quiz, a treasure hunt in the grounds, a scarecrow parade and games. Come and enjoy the action and feel part of the community while catching up with crafty friends and visitors and celebrating the unique and diverse history of the area.



Coming in August, click here for more information.

Gary W. Selman’s Book Launch took place on Saturday April 20th 2019.

For more information about the launch and book purchase, click here.




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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