To get to know a place you need to know its history. The Great Lakes has a rich history. The best way to explore this is through the various museums, historical places and buildings spread throughout the region. There are museums in Tuncurry and Bulahdelah which have extensive displays and a vast collection of photographs detailing the regions European history.

A visit to the historic township of Stroud is also a must. The town was planned by the Australian Agricultural Company in 1824 and overlooks the picturesque Stroud Valley. It has over 30 heritage buildings creating an irresistible mix of country charm, modern cafe culture and history. The Stroud Heritage Walk takes visitors through the town to all historic sites and buildings.

Bulahdelah Court House Museum

Location: Anne St, Bulahdelah, NSW. 2423

bulahdelah court house

Bulahdelah's colourful past is beautifully reflected in the town's most important historic building - the old Courthouse. ...

Great Lakes Historical Museum

Location: 1 Capel Street, Tuncurry, NSW, 2428

great lakes historical museum

The Great Lakes Museum is run by volunteer members of The Great Lakes Historical Society. The Historical Society started i...

The National Motorcycle Museum

Location: 33 Clarkson St, Nabiac, NSW, 2312

national motorcycle museum, nabiac

The National Motorcycle Museum houses in excess of 800 motorcycles and memorabilia relating to motorcycles from 1900 to th...

Stroud Courthouse

Location: 61 Cowper Street, Stroud, NSW, 2425

sstroud courthouse museum

Founded in 1826 by the Australian Agricultural Company (AAC), Stroud is the nation's oldest surviving 'company' town. A gated community in early times...

Quambi House Museum

Location: 87 Cowper Street, Stroud, NSW, 2425

quamby house museum, stroud

Constructed with convict labour by the Australian Agricultural Company (AAC), Stroud was a gated community in early times and had at its heart four si...

St Johns Church, Stroud

Location: 85 Cowper Street, Stroud, NSW, 2425

st johns church stroud

Erected in 1833, St John's Anglican Church is a simple Gothic Revival church situated on the crest of a small rise in Stroud. The church was built by ...

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