The Museum, its Library and Archives are located in the Abermain School of Arts after moving from the original location in the old Pokolbin school house in the grounds of Kurri Kurri High School. 

Parking is available at the rear of the building and includes parking for the disabled.

Entry: Although there is no entry fee, we would appreciate a gold coin donation which goes directly to the Museum operations.

Aims and objectives

The objectives of the group are to discover, record, print, preserve, advise on and teach the history of the specified district.

The specified district is all that land situated in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA), primarily, as well as the Hunter Valley in general.

Our work

The Association has been prolific in undertaking research, producing a large and growing library and publications along the way. Our research and resources cover all aspects of  the history and heritage of our area, including:

  • Family history

  • Military history

  • Social history

  • Industrial history

We are continuing this important work in the Museum's current location, the Abermain School of Arts.

This Museum was established in 1971 at Kurri Kurri in an attempt to preserve the region's heritage.

These days visitors can inspect the 5,000 individual items on display which include -

  • family history resources

  • household items

  • photographs

  • newspapers

  • maps

  • sporting items

  • mining items

  • farming items

  • military items

  • musical instruments

  • radios and televisions

  • Aboriginal artefacts

Research Library

The Sir Edgeworth David Memorial Museum's extensive Local History Library and Archives continues to grow.

The total number of Hunter Valley towns and settlement histories is extensive and it is amazing just how the number of towns and settlements continues to grow as more and more research is undertaken.

We are a historical society for whom local history always comes first.

The extensive history retained by the Sir Edgeworth David Memorial Museum includes:

  • Coal mines and their history

  • Cemeteries

  • Councils

  • Biographies

  • Schools - including photos; and

  • Hunter politicians

Our research is growing each year. We have been successful in obtaining various grants to help us with this. The library has been steadily growing with the help of the funding we have received.