The Camden Haven Historical Society is a community museum that researches, collects and interprets the history and heritage of the Camden Haven.


Our work explores the unique stories, character and environment of the area.


We assist people to research their family history and connections to the area and we work in partnership with cultural and community groups to create opportunities for participation and reflection on the past and the present.


The Museum collects material associated with historical activities that have occurred in the Camden Haven Valley on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales from the earliest possible date to the present day.

Opening Hours:

The museum is run by volunteers and open from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.

Opening hours are subject to Government regulations especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Closed on Public Holidays.


Located at the corner of Bold and Laurie Streets in Laurieton, the Camden Haven Historical Museum is located in the Laurieton School of Arts building.


58 Bold St, Laurieton, NSW 2443


(61) 0408 113 313




2020 - 2021


Vice President

Secretary /Public Officer


Phillip Bowman

Ray Chesher

Jan Mitchell

Harold Hunt

There are many volunteers who are essential to the well-being of the Museum, and we always welcome new members. 


We meet 2nd Wednesday each month, 2.30 pm at the LUSC.

Membership costs $10 annually.

Please email camdenhavenmuseum@yahoo.com.au for details.

Kew Royal Hotel c1891
First known as “The Stables” because of Patrick Keough’s Stage Coach Station behind the hotel.
Kew derived its name from Patrick Keough [pronounced ‘KEW”]
Picture shows William Convery’s mail coach outside the hotel in 1899.


Camden Haven Historical Museum
58 Bold St, Laurieton, NSW 2443
Email: camdenhavenmuseum@yahoo.com.au
Tel: (61) 0408 113 313
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