VERA HATTON GALLERY
This exhibition explores the Navigators who have shaped our world and the technology that enabled them to make it safely back again - mostly! There were spectacular ship-wrecks and events that made these some of the bravest or foolhardy men of their time. Perhaps William Bligh's abilty to navigate a small open boat 7,000 kilometers to safety in Java with his men after the mutiny was shaped by his experiences sailing with Captain Cook, these stories and more
Come on a journey through time as we explore the people, the technology and the events over 4 centuries and see how exploration of space still utilises some of the same concepts.
The exhibition uses graphics, and objects from the museum's Halloran Collection.
Image of William Bligh (by John Webber c1776) used in the exhibition.
(The original painting is in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, Canberra)
WINTER PROJECTS 2019
Like many museums around Australia, every now and then we need to work on our collections and exhibitions. In January this year we received a CREATE NSW Regional Cultural Grant to help us to revitalise the Museum, including our exhibitions and some of our old technology. We hope that it will be plain sailing !
From June - August we will be working on the Science and the Sea Galleries and as part of this process the Gallery will be closed from 17th June. However, most of the objects will still be on display in our Temporary Exhibition Galleries.
Painting by Ian Hansen
Surgeon George Bass sailing around Point Perpendicular to enter Jervis Bay at 3pm in the afternoon on the 10th December 1797.
Image by Arwen Dyer "Moonlit Mountain"
Celestial reflections in Dove Lake near Cradle Mountain, Tasmaina
2018 DAVID MALIN AWARDS:
WINNING SKY PHOTOS
Opens 9th August - November 2019
See spectacular, award-winning photographs of the night sky from the last 12 months as judged by world-renowned astro-photographer Dr David Malin. The images are an inspiration and tribute to the science of space. The competition aims to encourage photographers to use their vision, imagination and skill to produce inspiring and beautiful images of the sky.
A Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences traveling exhibition.
Awards presented by the Central West Astronomical Society for AstroFest, Parkes NSW
Supported by Cannon Australia and CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility
Sarah Reeves, Science Curator (MAAS), Sydney, will present talks on Tuesday 14th August as part of our Science Week program.
TREASURE HUNT - EVERYDAY
FREE ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM - CHILDREN UNDER 16
The museum is open every day during and we have a treasure hunt activity to keep children busy in the museum.
Small prize if they answer all the questions.
Ask at the font desk on arrival.
The Museum hosts a range of arts based workshops during the school terms on site. These are organised and run by individual operators. If you are interested, please contact the Museum.
Phone 4441 - 5675
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
FROM OCTOBER - APRIL
3PM - 7PM
From October - April each year, enjoy a relaxed Saturday afternoon at our Twilight Markets, with a variety of arts and crafts, home wares, local produce, and a range of food choices, including our fundraising BBQ. Enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony and listen to the music by the pond to while away the day.
If you are a market stall-holder who would like to join us at our market, please click on the following link: Expression of Interest
If you are a musician or band who is interested in playing at the markets, please click on the following link: Market Music