Great Lakes Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Great Lakes Historical & Maritime Museum is located in Tuncurry. A local community social history museum engaged in collecting, researching, preserving, exhibiting artifacts and documentary material relating to the area.

Land was acquired in Capel Street Tuncurry and the old National Bank building in Forster was transported across the bridge in two pieces to become the museum proper, housing a growing collection of artifacts.

Over the years the Great Lakes Museum has expanded to include the original Tuncurry school building, Cheers Cottage, Police lockup, a working windmill as well as other outdoor displays.


Public Toilet

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Nearby Things to Do

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Forster Main beach

Forster Main Beach

Forster, Mid-Coast

Burgess Beach at Forster

Burgess Beach

Forster, Mid-Coast

Oustside Museum

Great Lakes Museum

Tuncurry, Mid-Coast

Cinema Shop

Great Lakes Cinema

Tuncurry, Mid-Coast


Great Lakes Surf School

Forster, Mid-Coast

Coastal views from Cape Hawke lookout in Booti Booti National Park. Photo credit: John Spencer

Cape Hawke lookout

Forster, Mid-Coast

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