Morpeth Museum

Morpeth Museum

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Opening Hours

General Public
Thursday - Sunday, 11.00am - 2.00pm

Group or School bookings
Anytime via appointment


Morpeth Museum’s mission is ‘to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Morpeth and district for future generations'.

Located at the historic Courthouse, Morpeth Museum is home to a range of exhibitions and displays, which range from family history to specific industries and the modern perspective.

The exhibitions change as new and exciting historical elements are discovered or restored and an exhibition catalogue is available for purchase at the museum.



Exhibitions and activities

Group and school bookings

Morpeth Museum offers tour guides to join your group and primary school programs that can be delivered at the Museum. Please contact Morpeth Museum for more information to plan your visit by calling 02 4934 4301 or emailing

Digital Collections website

Thanks to an extensive digitisation project, supported by the NSW Government's Regional Cultural Fund, 80 highly significant items from Morpeth Museums vast collections are now available to explore online. 

The stories behind the incredible items are also available on Morpeth Musuem's Storyplace Collection page.

The Courthouse Building

Morpeth Courthouse was constructed in 1862 on land donated by Lieutenant Edward Close, the founder of Morpeth. The building was used as a courthouse and civic centre from 1862 until the importance of Morpeth as a commercial river port declined and there was less need for its services, court proceedings ceased in 1942.

The building was used as a recruitment office during the Second World War, a Red Cross station, Baby Health Centre, a Library, a residence and now a Museum.

View the Courthouse Floor Plan