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Hawkesbury Regional Museum

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Published April 23rd 2017

Nestled in the historic country town, Hawkesbury Regional Museum has a modern design look by contrast.

Hawkesbury Regional Museum-look
Hawkesbury Regional Museum is purpose-built with a modern design

When venturing into the exhibition, watch out the Flabbits at the entrance. What are they, you may wonder? Flabbit, the rabbit with wings, is the mythical creature. The two Flabbits are part of the permanent collection of the Museum and they continue to lure Flabbit lovers and visitors to come here to catch a glimpse of them.

Hawkesbury Regional Museum - Flabbit
The myth of the Flabbit

Though the interior exhibition space is small, the Museum keeps a good record of valuable documents, early photographs, objects and Hawkesbury artefacts related to early colonial life. Additionally, the Museum also exhibits an array of children's gift, toys and dolls in the old days. The Museum is definitely regarded as good things come in small packages.

As well as a semi-permanent exhibition on the themes: River, Land, People, the Museum also runs special exhibition, such as the 'Flood' exhibition, which provides visitors with a glimpse of the impact of floods in the Hawkesbury through a good collection of photographs.

Howe House, an addition wing of the Museum, is a historic home built in Georgian architecture around 1820. I found it interesting, especially how this place is decorated with a range of replica furniture.

Howe House
The circa 1820 Howe House is a registered historic home typical of Georgian architecture

Howe House, a two-storey building, has an interesting history as it reinvented itself by serving a number of uses in the past, including an inn, a family home, a newspaper office and a community museum. I joined the guided tour and I was impressed with the place when entering the House; it has low ceilings but with sizeable rooms and cellar.

Howe House is open on weekends at 11 am and 2 pm and by appointment for groups at other times. This serves provides educational experiences for students and visitors as well.
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Why? The Museum tells you the stories of Hawkesbury
When: Open Wed-Monday 10am-4pm (closed Tue)
Phone: 02 4560 4655
Where: 8 Baker Street, Windsor 2756
Cost: Free admission
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