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Maclean Museum reopens after almost 12 months

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Maclean District Historical Society Incorporated, will be held on March 2, commencing at 9.30am in the Bicentennial Museum.

A Committee meeting will also be held following the closure of the Annual Meeting.

On Tuesday February 16, the Museum was due to open for the first time this year as well as, from when we were closed due to COVID 19 pandemic, in March 2020. At this stage, our revised opening hours will be, each Tuesday from 9am to 12 noon as well as each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. We ask that visitors remain COVID-19 safe and remember to avail themselves of the hand sanitiser and be mindful of the social distancing rules.

Both Museum workers and visitors alike will have to check-in using the Service NSW App on display at the Museum. If you do not have a phone with the capabilities, we have provisions in place for you to sign in. New admission fees will apply. The fees are $5 for each adult and $3 for each age pensioner, senior card holder and school age child.

The Schwonberg Slipway Collection has been donated to the Museum. The Slipway commenced operations in Maclean in the 1890’s. The collection has been set up in one of our showcases and is ready for viewing. This collection contains a large range of tools used in the construction of ships, also, models of several hulls and a model of one of Schwonberg ships constructed at the slipway. Some of these models were used as to help in the construction of vessels.


Ken Muller