Thanks for the Memories!

Coffs Harbour Regional Museum will close its doors at its current location in the old Police House at 215 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour at 4pm on Saturday 26 February.

“In closing this space we pay tribute to the staff, volunteers, and community who have built our collection and brought the exhibitions to life”, says Michelle Smith, Team Leader Cultural Services.

“We look forward to doing the same as we move into a new permanent exhibition space at Yarrila Arts and Museum in Yarrila Place.”

So now is the time to visit or revisit this historic space. However, if you can’t get there in person don’t despair. Coffs Harbour Regional Museum and Gallery staff and volunteers have been working hard to provide not only a Virtual Tour of the space but also to create and grow the amazing Coffs Collections. Coffs Collection is a fascinating digital collection of cultural treasures and stories that have shaped Coffs Harbour and its region. Both are available online now.

“There’s a saying,” adds Ms Smith, “that one door closes and another opens. And that is definitely the case here. In addition to Coffs Collections, our Museum and Programs team are developing a suite of programs and activities for the community to engage with while we transition. These include hands-on workshops and online walking tours.”

As part of the transition to the new Yarrila Arts and Museum at Yarrila Place, the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery will also close its doors 4pm on Saturday the 28 May. Over the coming months, the Gallery will be filled with the theme of happiness as part of Jan Allsopp’s ‘Complex Simplicity’ exhibition. Join us at the Gallery on 18 and 19 March to celebrate this wonderful exhibition at the Festival of Happiness.

For more information on the Coffs Regional Museum and to access Coffs Collections you can visit the website