Crawford House Museum – Home of Alstonville Plateau Historical Society

The Alstonville Plateau Historical Society was established in 2001. It aims to collect, preserve, display and provide documents and photographs of an historical nature of the Alstonville Plateau and Ballina Shire for current and future generations. It also manages historic Crawford House. The society welcomes items, stories, photographs and family histories for its records and collections. In particular it collects women’s handicrafts in recognition of the fact that Crawford House was home to the five daughters of Ambrose and Olive Crawford.

Museum Opening Hours

Friday 10:00 to 4.00pm
Sunday 1.00 to 4.00pm
Other days by appointment. Groups welcome (cost $7 each for tour and tea or coffee).

Entry cost

$3.00 adults
$1.00 for school aged children

Street Address

10 Wardell Road, Alstonville NSW 2477









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Correspondence & Enquiries

Hon. Secretary                                                                                                                                Alstonville Plateau Historical Society Inc, PO Box 65, Alstonville NSW 2477

Email:  info@aphsmuseum.org.au

Tel: (02) 6628 1829

Friday & Sunday during opening hours. At other times leave a message.

Research Centre

Opening Hours: Friday 10.00 to 4.00pm or by appointment


Society Meetings

3rd Sunday of each month at 2.00 pm (except December).

Public welcome to come and hear our guest speakers.

Community Resource Centre                       

10 Wardell Road, Alstonville

When the Museum is closed, the Community Resource Centre may be hired for meetings and functions. It will handle up to 15 people and has a small kitchen. Call or email for a booking.



New Donations to Crawford House

Singer_toy_sewing_machine-webChild’s Singer sewing machine with box, instructions, needles, table attachment and two dresses made by the owner as a child. Donated by Phyllis Gower who grew up at Perry’s Hill, Alstonville, the machine was given to her as a birthday present. The box itself is a little gem with the words “as the twig is bent so the tree will grow” as a motto on the front. The Society thanks Phyllis for this donation which comes with a lovely story and provenance. The Society collects documents, photographs and items which have a connection to the Alstonville area and Ballina Shire. In particular it collects women’s handicrafts. So if you would like to donate to the Museum please contact the office on (02) 6628 1829.

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