To develop a Tomaree Museum which, through community and Government contributions and engagement…
Documents, Protects and Promotes the history and changing natural environment of Port Stephens.
- Identifies challenges, risks, opportunities and a sustainable future for the region.
The Tomaree Museum Project Plan aims to establish a regional museum for Port Stephens on the Tomaree Peninsula
The key steps in this plan are:
- Gain Government and community support.
- Secure the best possible site in Port Stephens – ideally the Tomaree Lodge historical site but there other excellent options such as Fly Point, Nelson Bay.
- Gather and secure museum treasure – build a collection of virtual and physical artefacts using all community resources.
- Develop Tomaree Museum Infrastructure.
- Build a Virtual Tomaree Museum at tomareemuseum.org.au
- Protect and re-purpose any assigned historic sites – eg Tomaree Lodge, Outer Lighthouse.
- Establish a new, purpose built Museum and Interpretative Centre with café and shop.
- Encourage co-location of stakeholder facilities – eg NPWS Visitor Information Centre, Arts Centre, Conference Centre, Marine Parks Information Centre, PSC Visitor Centre.
- Establish a roadmap to the network of other specialised Port Stephens historical and natural attractions – eg Heritage listed houses, Tomaree Coastal Walk trailhead, Tomaree Mountain trailhead, Fighter World, Inner Light Maritime Museum, Worimi Centre.
Themes of the Museum:
- Natural history and sustainability.
- First Nations People – Worimi history.
- European discovery and impacts.
- Pioneering settlement.
- Maritime history.
- Naval and military history.
- Industry – pastoral, fishing, mining.
- Modern development and tourism.