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Bangalow Heritage House

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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to live life not be a spectator. I love music,dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences in the beautiful cities of Sydney and Newcastle
Published September 13th 2017
Cafe & Museum
Located near the old weir on Byron Creek Bangalow Heritage House is a lovely place to visit for morning tea and/or lunch with a side order of local history. Officially opened on Australia Day 1995 the heritage house and museum is the showpiece of the Bangalow Historical Society.

History, museum, retro, Northern Rivers, volunteers
Museum & cafe (image JW)


The museum is full to the brim with interesting photos, articles, relics and oddities that chronicle local history. A couple of the rooms are dedicated to diverse changing exhibitions on topics such as 'Feeding the Troops'. The volunteers have a wealth of regional knowledge and will assist in family history research for a small fee.

Healthy, lunch, salad, falafel, middle eastern, vegetarian
Falafel & tabbouleh salad (image JW)


The cafe at the museum is staffed by friendly volunteers and the profits are used in supporting the upkeep of the museum and running various activities of the history society. The menu changes regularly to take advantage of fresh seasonal local produce but always contains favourites such as burgers and fish & chips. There are plenty of healthy options as well as vegetarian and gluten free menu items. I was very impressed with my lunch choice, the serving of falafel with couscous tabbouleh was generous and full of tasty delights.

Cakes, desserts, homemade, slices, cooking
An array of delicious cakes (image JW)


The selection of freshly baked cakes is very tempting. Hummingbird cake, brownies and rocky road slice were among the delights on offer when we visited. I imagine that the high teas would be amazing. The cafe is available for function hire and has catered for book launches, meetings and a wedding. Seating is provided on a covered verandah or in the shaded grounds. There is plenty of handy parking, disabled access is provided and the grounds are great for children to play in.


Turn off the main street of Bangalow and visit the past.
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Why? Enjoy some country hospitality
When: Tuesday to Friday 10am-3pm
Phone: (02) 6687 2183
Where: The corner of Deacon & Ashton Streets Bangalow
Cost: Gold coin donation for museum, cafe prices very reasonable
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