Visit Bowraville

The Folk Museum

Address: 86 High Street, Bowraville

Phone: (02) 6564 8200

Exhibits in the Bowraville Folk Museum cover almost every area of folk life in the Nambucca Valley.

Some of our more significant displays include a log cabin inhabited by an early pioneer family, the local Presbyterian Church which was relocated to the grounds of the museum and the Boarding House set from the locally filmed The Umbrella Woman which featured Bryan Brown, Rachel Ward and Sam Neill.

We also have a working Blacksmith’s Forge and several other items of working machinery plus an extensive display of everyday items from our local area.

The fascinating museum building was originally a General Store and was then the Headquarters of the Voluntary Defence Corps during World War 2. It continued to operate a Department Store until the Museum opened in 1970.