THE Tamworth Historical Society has renewed its push to open a local Indigenous museum in Tamworth.
Society member Jan Morris said the educational benefits the museum would offer made the decision to support the project "a no brainer".
"The educational benefits something like an Indigenous museum could offer our community would be enormous," Ms Morris told the Leader.
"It would provide all of us an opportunity to better understand our community's history and better understand the local Indigenous community's culture.
"I know there are a lot of people across our community who would love something like this to become a reality."
Kamilaroi man Len Waters echoed Ms Morris' sentiments, saying a local museum would be a great way to show off the many artifacts stored in Tamworth's keeping place.
"There's a lot of different artifacts on display for educational purposes, but the thing with that is we are rapidly running out of space," Mr Waters said.
"Over the years I've had a lot of people hand stuff on from across the region and it's vital that happens because a lot of objects they hand back are really special.
"Whether it's wood that was used for any number of things, or stone that may have been used for cooking or weapons, they are all important and deserve to be preserved."
Gomeroi Dance Academy's Marc Sutherland threw his support behind the idea provided it was "driven by local Indigenous people".
"The local Indigenous community has been advocating for something like this to share our history for generations," Mr Sutherland said.
"My dad used to talk about it a lot, so it goes a long way back.
"However, I think it needs to be run and driven by the local Indigenous community to ensure we are the ones driving the narrative."
Tamworth deputy mayor Phil Betts said he had been a long-time advocate for the project and the council would do whatever it could to make it a reality.
"It's been one of my passions to work with the Indigenous community and explore the options around something like this," Cr Betts said.
"We've had a number of meetings over the years to try and explore the options and it is something that would be great for the Indigenous community.
"It has huge potential for the broader community too, but I agree it needs to be driven by the local Indigenous community and I am happy to assist in any way I can."