TOMAREE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION

The Tomaree Museum Association has
launched the Tomaree Museum Project:

 

Aim

To develop a Tomaree Museum which through community and Government contributions and engagement
 

  • Documents, Protects and Promotes the history and changing natural environment of Port Stephens 

  • Identifies challenges, risks, opportunities and a sustainable future for the region

 

Concept

The Tomaree Museum Project Plan aims to establish a regional museum for Port Stephens on the Tomaree Peninsula


The key steps in this plan are:
 

  1. Gain Government and community support
     

  2. Secure the best possible site in Port Stephens - ideally the Tomaree Lodge historical site but there other excellent options such as Fly Point, Nelson Bay.
     

  3. Gather and secure museum treasure - build a collection of virtual and physical artefacts using all community resources
     

  4. Develop Tomaree Museum Infrastructure

  • Build a Virtual Tomaree Museum at tomareemuseum.org.au

  • Protect and re-purpose any assigned historic sites - eg Tomaree Lodge, Outer Lighthouse

  • Establish a new, purpose built Museum and Interpretative Centre with café and shop

  • Encourage co-location of stakeholder facilities - eg NPWS Visitor Information Centre, Arts Centre, Conference Centre, Marine Parks Information Centre, PSC Visitor Centre

  • Establish a roadmap to the network of other specialised Port Stephens historical and natural attractions - eg Heritage listed houses, Tomaree Coastal Walk trailhead, Tomaree Mountain trailhead, Fighter World, Inner Light Maritime Museum, Worimi Centre

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For more about the Association:

The themes of the proposed regional museum include:

  • Natural history and sustainability

  • First Nations People - Worimi history

  • European discovery and impacts

  • Pioneering settlement

  • Maritime history

  • Naval and military history

  • Industry - pastoral, fishing, mining,

  • Modern development and tourism