Museum Day and Archaeology Week reveals historical Hastings secrets

Secrets revealed:  Anne Oud will reveal some of the Innes Ruins secrets and treasures at a talk to mark National Archaeology Week on Tuesday, May 23 at the Port Macquarie Museum.
Secrets revealed: Anne Oud will reveal some of the Innes Ruins secrets and treasures at a talk to mark National Archaeology Week on Tuesday, May 23 at the Port Macquarie Museum.

The Port Macquarie Museum will hold two events during May to celebrate the region’s rich local history and heritage.

To celebrate International Museum Day on Thursday, May 18 the museum will offer special gold coin entry for the day.   

“The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the role of museums and that museums are important places of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding. We also think museums are fun and interesting places to visit,” Debbie Sommers, volunteer curator said.

“The special admission price for the day is intended to encourage those people who haven’t yet visited our museum to come in for a look at our exhibits and perhaps discover something new. Most people are surprised about the size of the museum and the scope of our collections.” 

The second event is a history talk titled The Ruins – Remnants and Revelations to be held at the Port Macquarie Museum on Tuesday, May 23 at 10am to mark National Archaeology Week.

The Lake Innes House ruins have a special place in our history and are considered one of the most significant in regional NSW. The talk will reveal some of the Innes Ruins secrets and treasures and demonstrate that the Ruins are much more than a pile of old bricks.

Entry to the talk is free.  Bookings are advisable.