• Our permanent exhibits showcase the Aboriginal occupation of Oyster Cove Station, early exploration, timber getters, boat building, fruit, tobacco and hop growing, fishing, transport, the 1967 bushfires, and militaria.
  • Our representation of a school room, a shop, and colonial-style rooms (kitchen, bedroom, laundry, and workroom) display authentic features of everyday life as it was for earlier generations in regional Tasmania.
  • Our depiction of sporting memorabilia, churches, and social life illustrate important social interactions.
  • The Electrona Carbide Works was unique in Australia and has its own display, with many infographics and tools that were used during that time.
  • We have specialty displays such as the Don Norton Camera Collection, two rooms depicting the home life of Dutch migrants during the 1950s, and an antique and vintage toy collection.
  • In a separate external exhibition space, there is a collection of vintage farming machinery.

Object stories

We have developed object stories that provide some background and context for some of our objects of interest and displays.

You can view them on Vimeo here.


Temporary Exhibition Gallery

The gallery features exhibitions by local or greater Tasmanian artists and organisations, travelling displays, and in-house curated exhibitions. The gallery usually changes monthly, with some featured artworks available for sale.

Research Room

We hold an extensive collection of Channel family histories together with numerous books, photographs, documents, maps, journals, and memorabilia relating to "The Channel" region.

Community Activities

We host local history research groups. Our Channel sports groups are working to record and present historical sporting details.

An external memorial wall shows plaques commemorating the residents & achievers of "The Channel."

Our Green Footprint

Our museum is purpose-built and state-of-the-art. It incorporates solar electricity generation and solar hot water production used for space heating. Low-energy LED lighting is used for all exhibits.

Museum Products

The museum now has a gift shop, which opened in late 2022.

We print booklets covering aspects of Channel history. There are also books by Tasmanian authors for sale.