Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

The heritage listed Moree Plains Museum in Frome Street has been reopened after some major upgrades.

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and Moree & District Historical Society President Neville Campbell officially opened the Moree Plains Museum at the weekend, following the installation of a lift and construction of a new main staircase.

Mr Marshall said he was thrilled to join in official celebrations, alongside Mayor Mark Johnson and Historical Society members.

“After four years of hard work, the Moree & District Historical Society has officially opened the Museum and the final works look terrific,” Mr Marshall said.

“The grant was used to replace the condemned main staircase at the Museum and install a new access elevator in the 130-year-old heritage listed building.”

The lift is now operational which provides access to the Moree Plains Museum for all visitors, regardless of mobility, and includes emergency gurney access.

The works also included a concrete path from the front gate and around the lift.

“Members and volunteers lent a hand to rebuild the condemned staircase at the front of the building, which now complete, look beautiful.

“The Moree Plains Museum is a perfect place to have morning tea and meander through the many interesting displays and collections.”

Grants Officer and Researcher Michael McNamara said the Society appreciated the funding and support from the State Government.

“The members of the society are grateful of all the help Adam has provided,” Mr McNamara said.

“Without this help, I am sure we would still be looking for a place to call home.”

Mr Marshall said the Frome Street building is the headquarters for the Moree & District Historical Society after it was bought by Moree Plains Shire Council, from the government, for just $1 in 2018.

“The funding was secured under the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund and had helped restore one of Moree’s oldest and most celebrated buildings.”

Top image: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall with Secretary of the Moree & District Historical Society Jenny Pritchard at the opening the Moree Plains Museum

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