This museum is home to the Las Balsas raft.
The aim of the expedition was to prove that ancient civilisations from South America could have traversed the Pacific in large numbers to populate the Pacific Islands and Australia. One recreated raft was constructed and along with other items from the expedition are on display at the museum. The history and a video record of the expedition are available at the museum.
Library of over a thousand books, naval ships of the past century and paintings of warships by ex-navy artists, many models of ships and aircraft of all types. There are several marine engines, a 53 centimetre torpedo and many artefacts from ships, with thousands of photographs devoted to the maritime history of the Richmond River and historical data about the port of Ballina, replicas of a mess-deck, the wheelhouse of a naval ship, an original letter from Lord Nelson.Visit Website
Access Without Assistance for the Disabled, Car park, Parking for the Disabled, Picnic Area, Public Toilet
Cultural, Educational Tourism, Historic/Heritage