A visit to the Lord Howe Island Museum is an essential part of a stay on the island.

The Museum opens from the Lord Howe Visitors Centre so it’s a perfect place to browse while making tour bookings, getting maps and tips on walks, or while grabbing a coffee or a bite to eat at The Coral Café.  

1 Island Museum
2 Island Museum

The museum is run by the island’s resident naturalist Ian Hutton, who also operates guided walks and is a keen environmentalist and photographer. Included in the exhibits are relics from the island’s long history and contributions from the community including from the local school kids. The museum offers a great insight to the island’s unique heritage and is the venue for nature talks which are held regularly in the evenings.