Yarrila Arts and Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Located on Gumbaynggirr Country along the mid-north coast of NSW, Yarrila Arts and Museum (YAM) is at the heart of Yarrila Place in the Coffs Harbour central business district.

The name Yarrila, pronounced, YA-re-la, is a Gumbaynggirr word that means “illuminate / brighten / light up / illustrate”. This encapsulates YAM’s vision of illuminating knowledge, arts, heritage, and community creativity.

YAM boasts five exhibition spaces. The centerpiece is ‘Yaamanga Around here’, a permanent exhibition that explores the history and identity of the Coffs Coast through a captivating display of objects, artworks and stories. The other four exhibition spaces come alive with dynamic rotating exhibitions, many of which proudly feature YAM’s own collections.

The dynamic exhibition program spans a range of inspiring local, regional, touring and in-house curated exhibitions. Encompassing art, social history and natural history, these exhibitions change regularly ensuring an enriching experience for all. YAM’s digital exhibition space is designed to attract ground-breaking digital creations that challenge the boundaries of art and storytelling.


Cafe Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Interactive Centre Lockers Parents Room Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Wheelchair access


Australian Museums and Galleries Association

Nearby Things to Do

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Jetty Beach

Jetty Beach

Coffs Harbour

The Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout

Forest Sky Pier, Orara East State Forest

Korora, Coffs Harbour

Orara East State Forest

Niigi Niigi – Sealy Lookout

Coffs Harbour

National Cartoon Gallery in Coffs Harbour

The National Cartoon Gallery @ The Bunker, Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour


Solitary Islands Marine Park

Coffs Harbour

Guula the Koala sculpture takes in the view from Korora Lookout

Gumgali Track, Orara East State Forest

Korora, Coffs Harbour

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