The Bega Valley Historical Society is ramping things up at the Bega Pioneers' Museum, with free entry and free guided tours for two weeks next month.
The BVHS has been collecting "outstanding objects of local historic or heritage significance for 70 years" according to spokesperson Peter Lacey.
"It now has an extraordinarily interesting and extraordinarily valuable collection," he said.
"It is one of the largest collections in any regional area in Australia. There have been preserved by the BVHS, and many are now on display in the Bega Pioneers' Museum."
Mr Lacey said the museum would throw open its doors to anybody and everybody from May 2 to May 15 thanks to support from the Federal Government's Cultural, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism Program.
"The museum is encouraging locals to visit so they can appreciate just what can be found in this unique and important collection," he said.
"The Museum will be open every day from 10am to 2pm from May 2 to May 15, and there is no admission charge.
"Free guided tours are also being held every day at 10.30am and 12.30pm - these are aimed at introducing visitors to the museum's extensive collection, and the guides will make sure they identify the top fifteen most interesting items so visitors won't miss them.
"This is a great opportunity to explore the fascinating Bega Pioneers' Museum, and to discover how its collection reflects the colourful history of the Bega area."
The Bega Pioneers' Museum is on the corner of Auckland and Bega Streets.
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