Artefact Donations

The Tomaree Museum and Interpretative Centre has policies and processes in place to manage donations to make sure that they comply with our Collections Policy.

How do I donate?


If you are interested in making a donation, the first step is to contact the Museum Secretary via phone or email. The Secretary's contact details are below.


Please provide the Secretary with as much information as you can about the donation, including images if you have some. 


The Secretary may then arrange a time to meet with you to view the donation and learn more about its history, condition and relevance to the collection.


Please do not leave a donation offer at the museum unless previously arranged with the Secretary.


If a donation offer is not accepted the Secretary may suggest other appropriate collecting institutions for the donor’s consideration. 


Once a donation is accepted it will be conserved, catalogued and placed into storage from where it will be available for exhibition and research.


Contact the Secretay


Contact the Secretary by email


The Tomaree Museum Association Incorporated aims to develop a  regional museum and interpretative centre to document, protect and promote the history and changing natural environment of Port Stephens.



The Tomaree Museum Association acknowledges the Worimi people, the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters upon which Tomaree Museum stands. We should like to pay our respect to the Elders past and present, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this website contains a range of material which may be culturally sensitive including records of people who may have passed away.

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