A Night at the Museum 

The History of Claremont Army Camp

and the Cadbury Peninsula

Wednesday, May 8, 7 - 8 pm

See details below


Temporary Exhibition


May 2 - May 31

See details below


A Night at the Museum:

Photo credit: Tasmanian Government (n.d.).


The History of Claremont Army Camp

and the Cadbury Peninsula

John Wadsley

(Wednesday, May 8, 7 - 8 pm)


The presentation will explore the history of Triffitts Point (what would become the Cadbury peninsula) from one of Claremont’s earliest colonial farms through to what will become a new housing development. The Army had an interest in a Remount Depot. Then, the Great War saw the creation of Tasmania’s major training camp, which saw over 11,000 men pass through its gates. The attraction of Cadbury to Tasmania in the 1920s saw another significant development for the area.
Presented by John Wadsley.
Non-members gold coin donation. Seating is limited, so bookings are essential.
To reserve a seat, email secretary@channelmuseum.org.au or phone 6267 2333 during opening times (Sun to Fri 10.00 am-3.00 pm).



Current temporary exhibition:



Botanical Remediation: The Regeneration of the Spring Bay Mill


(May 2 - May 31)


Our temporary exhibition for May is Botanical Remediation: The Regeneration of the Spring Bay Mill by the Botaniko art group.

In the 1970s, the site at Freestone Point near Triabunna was known as Gunn’s Triabunna Woodchip Mill, home of the world’s largest woodchip mill with a licence to export 600,000 tons of woodchips per year. Today, it is the calm and transformed site known as the Spring Bay Mill – a site rich in endemic and introduced flora, some with a story to tell. The transformation is thanks to philanthropist Graeme Wood, who purchased the Mill in 2011 and up-cycled the industrial infrastructure into state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor spaces. The site’s contaminated areas have been managed and remediated, offering surprising landscaped zones. The repurposed Mill was officially opened by Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania, in June 2022.

Botaniko, a group of Tasmanian botanical artists, was offered the opportunity to access the site during 2023 to illustrate a selection of botanical specimens, some new and others reintroduced. This exhibition embraces the Mill’s floral regeneration.

A small donation is appreciated upon entry to the exhibition.

Museum opening hours are Sunday to Friday 10 am - 3 pm.


Future temporary exhibition:


Coming soon!