The Museum complex consists of four buildings. The Old Tweed Heads Court House is the Headquarters of the Tweed Heads Historical Society Inc., custodians of the Tweed Maritime Museum. As well as housing the historical records of the Society (which are available for research), the building contains a fine collection of historical photographs depicting the early Tweed settlements, beach and country scenes, shipping, pioneer families and commerce.
The Society was founded in 1985. Its objects are to promote, conserve and research Tweed Valley and Lower Gold Coast history. Meetings are held once a month and are open to visitors.
With local buses every half hour it is easily accessible on Kennedy Drive.