The Tweed Regional Museum in Murwillumbah will open every Saturday from 2 July and has a bumper program throughout the month to celebrate. A wide range of talks, tours and exhibitions will be on offer next month.
Director Community and Natural Resources, Tracey Stinson, said feedback from visitors and the community was that the museum needed to open more regularly, particularly given its location in the Murwillumbah town centre.
"When the redeveloped Museum at Murwillumbah opened in September 2014, we experimented with opening hours to see when people preferred to visit, knowing our capacity to open every weekend was very limited," Ms Stinson said.
"We've opened on the first Saturday of each month since the end of 2014, and from Tuesday to Friday each week.
"However, the community want more and we're delivering through opening our doors each Saturday," she said.
To mark the occasion, Museum Director, Judy Kean, said there was a Museum packed program during July.
"We're opening two new exhibitions: What's New 3, and Fit for a Queen: Clair's Story," Ms Kean said.
"We're also hosting six talks and tours during the month, including a talk about Freemasonry in the Tweed on Wednesday 13 July, a talk by former Banana Festival Queen, Clair Woodham, in association with the display Fit for a Queen on 23 July, and a Collector's Cabinet feature on 30 July."
What's coming up in July:
• Freemasonry on the Tweed, Wednesday 13 July, 6pm
• AUSLAN interpreted tour of the Museum, Saturday 16 July 10am - 11am (bookings essential)
• Behind the Scenes Collection store tour, Thursday 21 July 11am (bookings essential)
• Fit for a Queen: Clair's story, Saturday 23 July 11am
• It started on a plane: Geoff Wilkes talks about the highlights from his Ansett Airlines collection, Saturday 30 July, 11am
Entry to the Museum and all talks are free.
Further details are available on the Museum website museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au or by calling the Museum office on (02) 6670 2493.