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Maclean District Historical Society

At this stage, our opening hours are only each Tuesday from 9am to 12 noon, until December 1.  

We ask that visitors remain COVID-19 safe and remember to avail themselves of the hand sanitiser, wear a mask, and be aware of social distancing rules.

Both Museum workers and visitors alike must check-in using the Service NSW App on display at the Museum, you must also have proof of double vaccination.  Please be respectful of these conditions for the duration of your visit. If you do not have a phone with the capabilities, we have provisions in place for you to sign in.

Admission fees are as follows: $5 for each adult and $3 for each age pensioner, senior card holder and school age child, under school age children are free.

A Silver Quaich (pictured) was purchased during the year at an auction.

The money for the purchase was a bequest from the family of the late Mrs Lin McSwan. It was gratefully received, thank you.

This item will greatly enhance our Scottish display and further our Scottish connection.

According to a source, quaich pronounced: kw-ay-ch.

The quaich, Scotland’s cup of friendship, has been used through the centuries to offer a welcoming drink at clan gatherings, and other family occasions, and to friends and visitors.

“Quaich” is a Scots rendering of the Gaelic word “cuach”, meaning cup. The two-handed design of this drinking vessel incorporates trust, on the part of both giver and receiver.

Ken Muller