The Oberon District Museum has been closed during the Covid-19 lockdown but much has been happening in the background.

The cottage, an important and popular display, has been in need of repair for quite some time. Museum President, Col Roberts, is pleased to announce that an application for funds under the Community Building Partnerships has been successful, and now essential maintenance repairs can be carried out on the cottage. These will be a great boost in keeping the building weatherproof and structurally sound.

Another grant application for two machinery sheds last year was also successful and hopefully construction on these will begin in the not too distant future.

And while regular working bees have been suspended over recent months, two members, Sue Roberts and Janet Gidley-Baird, have been working hard to sort, identify and re-organise the museum’s huge collection of old bottles – a mammoth task that is almost complete. To that end they are on the lookout for unused fish aquariums – of a reasonable size – which can serve as great display cabinets for things such as old bottles. If anyone is prepared to donate an aquarium, that is in good condition, the museum would be very grateful.

For more information about the museum ring the secretary, Pam Dellow, on 0418 671 754, email, visit our webpage at or follow us on Instagram under oberonmuseum