The Coalfields Heritage Group

Coalfields Heritage Group wins Heritage Award

Our historical society is proud to announce that we are the recipients of the 2017 Cessnock Australia Day  Heritage Award. The award was presented during the Cessnock Australia Day ceremony on 26 January 2017.

Read the article in The Advertiser.

We need YOU!

If you have an interest in preserving and recording the Hunter Valley's great history, and would like to join a dedicated group of volunteers in their work, we need you!

Ever since the Coalfields Heritage Group came into existence twenty years ago we have undertaken undertaking the research, preservation and promotion of Local History as our main reason for being.

Then, back in 1996, having no library and no local history information, we set about establishing a project to research all that they could to make the Hunter's history known.

Year by year the research has continued, a library was established, and has now grown so much  that it fills half of the museum building.

In those 20 years we have produced 392,000+ pages of valuable information (23,000 per year on average). This year, 2017, our target is  30,000 pages of research.

To continue this invaluable work, please join us!

A fine acquisition

This beautiful porcelain statuette of a coal miner pushing a full coal skip was donated to the Museum on 25 January 2017. Our thanks to the donor.