An insight into Bermagui’s heritage dating from the 1830s
Our small museum at the Bermagui Community Centre is crammed full of treasures, enthusiastically collected and maintained by the Bermagui Historical Society. A must see for those wanting an insight into the town’s heritage that dates from European settlement in the 1830s.
While you’re there, pick up a copy of the Heritage Walk booklet and discover how things were in the early days. Bermagui Visitor Information Centre also has a number of books, many only available in Bermagui, that provide a wealth of information about Bermagui’s history and early settlers.
For those written by our local authors, ask our Visitor Centre staff about getting one inscribed for you. Who knows they may be world famous one day.
Pick up a location guide at the Bermagui Visitor Information Centre and discover the Bermagui Heritage Trail … several sites of historical significance around the town with sign boards providing information and images.
And for history and mystery, take a guided tour of the Montreal Goldfield.
The Montreal Goldfield, located approximately 7km north of Bermagui, offers a great outing for families, coach tour groups and individual sightseers. Follow boardwalks through the beautiful native forest, regrown since the days of the gold rush moonscape. Access to the site is by guided tour – tours run daily at 2.00pm (except Good Friday an Christmas Day). Please book for groups of 10 or more.
The museum collection includes objects and photographs that combine to tell the stories of Bermagui in days gone by. Marvel at the exhibitions of industries, clothing, military, machinery, transport and household effects, as well as family histories. The Museum is owned and operated by a dedicated group of volunteers who form the Bermagui Historical Society Inc.
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
Bermagui Heritage Trail
Pick up a copy of the Heritage Trail location guide and discover people and places of historical significance in Bermagui’s settlement and days gone by. The trail extends over 15km from Cuttagee Beach in the south to Wallaga Lake Bridge in the north. Location guide is available from the Bermagui Visitor Information Centre.