Channel Museum research Room

We have a large collection of books, information folders, and photographs in our library. Many of these are indexed in our computer database to make searching for people, places, events, boats, etc., quick and simple.

Members of the public are welcome to come in and do their own research. Our on-duty volunteers will be happy to assist you; however, if you need the assistance of a research specialist, you should phone or email to arrange an appointment. There is no charge for this, but donations are always greatly appreciated.

If you would like us to do the research for you, we do charge a fee.


Our Fees

$25 for the first hour (minimum, to be paid upfront) then $10.00 per half-hour,


Points to Note

Our research will be restricted to the resources of our museum and library, but we may suggest other sources that we consider relevant, which you can then pursue at your own discretion.


We will not provide the names or details of other potential people to talk to without their express permission.


Upon receipt of your request, we will reply to you with:

  1. The estimated number of hours required to complete the research on your behalf;
  2. The expected date for delivering the results of your research; and
  3. Our confidence level in being able to help provide the information required.

After we have provided this information, we will ask you to confirm in writing that you wish us to continue with the request. In this case, we will require an initial payment of $25.


Payment may be made at the museum (cash or Eftpos) or by bank transfer to:

BSB 037-015

Account 301518

Account Name: Channel Museum

Please quote your name and "Research" as a reference.

Research request