Echuca Historical Society Museum operates from the 1869 Police Station and Lock up located in the Historic Port Precinct at 1 Dickson Street, Echuca.
The Museum is shaded by ancient Moreton Bay Fig Trees opposite the River Murray and has a priceless collection of of photographs and articles from the riverboat era and early life in Echuca.
Many documents and memorabilia can be found at the Museum including river charts, records of floods and paddlesteamers that travelled up and down the mighty Murray along with stories of men and women who made their life in Echuca.
Our Research Centre is accessed through the Museum.
For those travelling some distance, for research purposes or to view family artefacts that we may have, it is recommended that you contact us prior to your visit.
Echuca Historical Society located in the 'National Trust' building of the '1869 Echuca Police Station and Cell complex' has been in operation since 1960, collecting and preserving the history of the town and area.
It is a local history museum, with a strong focus on recording the early settlement along the Murray River, and has an extensive collection of photos and archives including the Riverine Herald from 1864 and Council Rate Books from 1863 on microfilm which can be accessed by request.
Our museum is operated by volunteers and is open winter time from 11am till 3pm and summertime 10am until 2pm 7 days per week, with special attention given to visiting schools, groups and social clubs. Should you need assistance (ie wheelchair or such) please let us know prior. You can drive into our yard and be amongst the exhibits immediately.
Members daily work with the collection and conservation of historical items, and the furthering of the knowledge of our history and heritage within the community.
Several of our members are very experienced researchers, addressing enquiries for research from the general public, developers, state & local Government departments.
SELF GUIDED WALK
Self Guided Walk Brochure of CBD & Heritage Precinct is available at Echuca Historical Society or Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre or download here.
Coach Tour of Echuca Heritage Precinct (1 Hour)
Contact Tour Guide – Gwen Potter on 0456223184
ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED TO:
WALKING TOURS FOR STUDENTS - see School Projects Page.
GUIDED HISTORIC TOWN WALK
Tours leave Echuca Historical Society Museum at 1 Dickson Street Echuca.
Join tour guide Gwen Potter for an informative and easy one hour walk through Echuca’s Heritage area. Gwen has lots of tales to tell
Autumn & Springtime Walks by arrangement - min 6 adults.
Adult $15.00 pp
Students 16 years+ $5pp Groups 10+ $12.00 pp
Child under 16 Free
Bookings preferred by 4.30pm the day prior.
For bookings and further information:
Tour Guide – Gwen Potter on 0456223184 to arrange a suitable time (CASH ONLY)