Facelift for Nimbin Museum

The Nimbin Museum has closed for refurbishment after 22 years as a major tourist attraction.

Owner, Michael Balderstone, said he hoped to have the museum open for business again by the end of the month.

Well leave the door ajar so as not to disappoint travellers who have come a long way to see the museum, Mr Balderstone said. Theyre still welcome to have a look around as we give the place a big clean-up and re-paint the floor.

A kiosk will operate outside the museum during the closure, and the website www.nimbinmuseum.com will be online as usual.

Mr Balderstone said Nimbin remained on edge despite the departure of the heavy police presence over the month leading up to MardiGrass.

There are still six police stationed permanently in the town, he said. Thats double what we had before. We used to ask for a few street patrols, but now theyre out there all they time and theyre being very proactive, searching everything and everyone. It looks as though they are determined to finally tame Nimbin.


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