Welcome to Tweed Heads Historical Society
We are open on the following days:-
Tuesday and Friday 11.am – 4pm DST
Sunday 1pm – 4pm (During DST Sunday hours are 2 pm – 5 pm DST)
Our address is 230 Kennedy Drive (Pioneer Park) Tweed Heads West
You will find directions here
In 1985 a public meeting was called at Tweed Heads to form an Historical Society as none existed between Southport on the Gold Coast, Queensland and Murwillumbah in Northern New South Wales. The meeting was well attended and the Lower Tweed River Historical Society was formed, later to become the Tweed Heads Historical Society Inc.
An energetic band of Volunteers set about establishing their presence in the community and began setting up their Research Centre in the old Tweed Heads Court House which had been removed from the town to Pioneer Park to make room for a development. The growing collection comprised of oral histories, photographs and artefacts. Gradually a library was acquired book by book along with local newspaper articles and local authors of historical significance were added to the collection.
During the ensuing 25 years a considerable collection of research and early photographs has been established and along with it a Maritime Museum, now part of the Tweed River Regional Museum. Also over the years in conjunction with the Murwillumbah Historical Society and Uki and South Arm Society we have combined to present joint exhibitions and publications.