The Moruya Museum houses a collection of furniture, books, artefacts and memorabilia, intended to show visitors the lives of ordinary people from the middle of the 1800s. Most items on display were donated by local families, resulting in an eclectic mix of considerable charm and interest.
The Museum Building – The Emmott House
Abraham Emmott, a migrant from Yorkshire, reached Moruya in 1859 and set up a general store in Vulcan Street, and the name of Emmotts held good for over a century. In 1875, Abraham built a pair of semi-detached houses, using a standard North of England design. The bricks were made locally and now show their age and the lack of firing in their making. Abraham’s house is now home to the Moruya Museum.