The Channel Heritage Museum aims to promote and preserve the history of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel area.
There are displays of memorabilia and information on fruit growing, the 1967 bush fires, local schools, sporting teams, the scallop and fishing industry, timber industry, shipping in the Channel and many items used in everyday life in the early days of settlement. The museum has a unique collection from the Electrona Carbide Works. A colonial style kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and washhouse depict home life before electricity.
There is also a display highlighting the contribution of Channel people in the Great War and WWII, and finally, a display showing how the migrants lived when they first arrived in the 1950s, and some of their achievements.
Our library has books, photographs, maps and newspaper clippings relating to the district. A gallery space exhibits the work of local artists, and the shop promotes local craft and authors.
There are special programs to fit the national curriculum for school groups, by arrangement.
Group visits from community and tour groups are encouraged and can be catered for in our café. There is easy access for the elderly and disabled.