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).
$1.00 for school aged children
10 Wardell Road, Alstonville NSW 2477
Correspondence & Enquiries
Hon. Secretary Alstonville Plateau Historical Society Inc, PO Box 65, Alstonville NSW 2477
Tel: (02) 6628 1829
Friday & Sunday during opening hours. At other times leave a message.
Opening Hours: Friday 10.00 to 4.00pm or by appointment
3rd Sunday of each month at 2.00pm (except December)
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. Public welcome to come and hear our guest speakers.
New Donations to Crawford House
Child’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.