Nowra Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Nowra Museum, despite being small in size, has a reputation as being a leading volunteer-run regional museum. With a collection of over 30,000 artefacts, documents and images, the Nowra Museum is the single largest repository for Shoalhaven’s history.

The museum has four display areas that are regularly changed, the administration room and collections storage space. The hallway of the Museum, known as the Halloran Gallery, holds the only public permanent display of artworks from renowned local artist Samuel Elyard.

Local History resources such as Aboriginal artefacts, subdivision and parish maps, biographical files, village and township histories, newspapers from the ’60s to the ’80s and numerous history publications are accessible to visitors for research purposes. Expert volunteers are available for guidance with research projects.

The Museum also offers a comprehensive bookstore with over 60 local history titles, photographs and general merchandise and souvenirs available for sale.

Nowra Museum is situated on the corner of Plunkett and Kinghorne Streets Nowra, in the 1901-built old Nowra police station.


Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Non Smoking Shop / Gift Shop


Australian Museums and Galleries Association


Free Entry

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