Surf World is a unique museum that showcases Australian surf heritage and boasts the country’s largest collection of surfboards. You can now explore their collection online with eHive.
The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon has extensive collections covering the natural and human history of this beautiful area of England. Over 50,000 collection records and images are accessible through the eHive website. The museum is in the town of Barnstaple and includes the exhibition galleries, tourist information and a tea room. Go to Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon »
After extensive restoration of the magnificent 17th century building, the Abingdon County Hall Museum has reopened with three floors of new exhibitions. Originally built to house law courts, since 1919 the County Hall has held a variety of local collections of geology, archaeology and history. The main gallery now tells the story of Abingdon-on-Thames, the longest continually inhabited settlement in England, and features the last MGB roadster car made in the town. Upstairs in the attic there are town treasures
The remote central Queensland location of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre has proved no barrier to visitors. Since its opening in 1988 it has drawn a huge number of national and international visitors to experience the centre and see its architecturally iconic buildings. The collections tell the story of the explorers, indigenous people, pastoralists and stock workers of the extraordinary landscape of interior Australia. The collections include a large archival collection and fantastic photographic collection.
Fairfield Halls is an entertainment venue with a rich history. Based in Croydon, South London, Fairfield Halls comprises a gallery, theatre and concert hall buildings that were opened in 1962. Over the years, a large and colourful selection of Fairfield Halls’ archives has been gathered. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their opening, a selection of these archives is now online. The ‘Fairfield at 50’ project uses an eHive account and our WordPress plugins to create a branded website. You
The Royal Logistic Corps Museum tells the story of logistical support to the British Army from the time of Oliver Cromwell to the present. Visitors can examine how over the last 500 years the soldier has been transported, fed, supplied with arms and equipment and kept in touch with loved ones. Exhibits include weapons, uniforms, medals and equipment relevant to the RLC (formed 1993) and its predecessors, whose collections are also held. These include the Royal Army Service Corps, Royal
The National Philatelic Collection is a unique repository of philately and artworks relating to the design of Australian postage stamps. The collection presents the background story to stamp issues through items such as source photographs and artwork illustrating the development stages of the stamp design to printed proofs of the finished stamp. The collection is a source of information not only to philatelists, but also to those interested in the history of graphic design and printing in Australia. It tells
South Georgia is a sub Antarctic island rich in natural, social and political history. It is located in the South Atlantic Ocean, near the Falkland Islands, and welcomes thousands of visitors annually. South Georgia Museum is situated in the Villa of an old whaling station in Grytviken, and houses artefacts of the whaling and sealing industries, Antarctic Explorer Ernest Shackleton, and natural and military history. South Georgia was partly the scene of the Falklands War in 1982, and is now
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are the historical site of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi); New Zealand’s founding document. The 506 hectare site was gifted to New Zealand in trust by Lord and Lady Bledisloe in 1932 and is now home to numerous artefacts of key historical significance, as well as being a vibrant and active historical site. Their collections comprise Māori and Pākehā historical artefacts, archives and art. Go to Waitangi National Trust »
Owaka Museum is situated in the beautiful Catlins region of the South Island of New Zealand. This award- winning museum is a new facility, and has been a real focal point for the community since it opened in 2007. Its collections detail the pioneering history of the area, with focus also on the coastal environment and its unique history. The collections reveal fantastic tales of early industry, life in the remote pioneering community, and the challenges of farming and living
The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses explores the innovation, sacrifice and daring of Scottish shipping history. Hundreds of lighthouses have been in use in Scotland since the 1700s to protect ships from the treacherous coasts. There were also dangers on land, with the coastline claiming the lives of Lighthouse keepers. Lighthouses evolved from a using a naked flame to using gigantic lenses and technology. Read more about the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses and view their first objects on eHive. Go to
The fabled story of the growth of New Zealand pottery company Crown Lynn is one most New Zealanders are familiar with. Becoming the largest pottery company in the Southern Hemisphere in the 1970s and fostering young design talent with their Crown Lynn Design Awards are just some aspects of the business we admire. Read more about the history and see Crown Lynn objects as catalogued by the Portage Ceramics Trust. The trust was established to catalogue a private Crown Lynn