Welcome to the Port Macquarie Historical Society and Museum

The award-winning Port Macquarie Historical Museum, operated by the Port Macquarie Historical Society is conveniently located in the Port Macquarie CBD.


The museum, its collection and themed displays tell the stories of Port Macquarie's rich and unique history and heritage. From the first settlers the Birpai people, British settlement in 1821 through to Port Macquarie's contemporary history as a tourist resort and sea-change town


The nationally significant collection includes a Raphael Clint sundial associated with the Port Macquarie penal settlement, a Wedgwood toilet bowl from Lake Innes House, a sugar crushing mill used to process sugar crops grown along the Hastings River, and Lionel Lindsay's watercolours of Port Macquarie in the early 1900s.


Visitors are invited to explore our collections, exhibitions and local social history. A research service is available including an extensive photographic collection and many publications about our local history are for sale.