Bega Pioneers Museum is in one of the first Hotels built in the CBD of early Bega. Surveyor Spencer L Bransby, Commissioner for Lands, built the original building in 1858, and the first proprietor was John Needham, who sold to James Rixon from the ‘Crown & Anchor’ at Eden.
Rixon then moved to the Commercial Hotel and sold to Henry Underhill, starting a S8year association of the Underhill/Rixon family.
The last owner, Mrs Jane Rixon (nee Underhill) sold to Mr Cornelius ‘Con’ Buckley in 1922, who was followed by a former Lord Mayor of Sydney Mr Patrick Stokes, a former Australian Middleweight Boxing Champion, Tim Land, and lastly in 1938 by Mr Maurice Stevens, who moved the Licence to the newly built Grand Hotel at the corner of Carp & Auckland Sts.
The Harry Scanes family operated the old Hotel as a boarding house and family home until it was sold to the Bega Valley Historical Society in 1975 and converted into the wonderful Museum it is today.
Monday – Wednesday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Address: 87 Bega St, Bega NSW 2550
Postal: PO Box 1052, Bega NSW 2550
Phone/Fax: 02 6492 1453