Open daily 10 am – 2 pm

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Flood-and-dresses

EXHIBITIONS AT ECHUCA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Echuca Historical Society’s Museum is the one place in town where you can really go to find ‘curiosities’ and get your teeth into some remarkable stories.

Just step into the enclosed back veranda display and you will find a fascinating – at times comical – collection of children’s toys from yesteryear, period clothing and furniture – and false teeth. 

Our new Echuca Hospital display will shock and amaze at just how primitive medicine was in the early days of the town. Check out some of the old surgical instruments, that look more like medieval torture devices than life-saving tools.

We regularly turn over the outfits in the costume room and have once again just changed the display to now feature a recent donation of three white afternoon dresses from 1880 alongside three of our well-loved ‘regulars’ from 1847 to 1900
Also included in the display are beaded decorations for the fashionable woman from 1880 – and there’s no doubt many of these accessories would work perfectly well today

    Groups are welcome but please let us know so we can accommodate your visit

Echuca Historical Society Museum and Research Centre

Echuca Historical Society Museum operates from the National Trust Heritage Listed '1869 Echuca Police Station and Lock up complex' 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 been in operation since 1960, collecting and preserving the history of Echuca/Moama and surrounding districts

  • The museum is managed and operated by volunteers and is open 10 am until 2 pm,  7 days per week.
  • Special attention is given to visiting schools, groups, and social clubs.
  • Should you need assistance (ie wheelchair access) please let us know prior. You can drive into our yard and be amongst the exhibits immediately.   
  • Several members are very experienced researchers, addressing enquiries for research from the general public, businesses, developers, and state & local Government departments
  • Please Note: If you are traveling 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.

Ph:  03 54801325

Post: PO Box 451, Echuca 3564

CONTACT US

Echuca In Uniform

      IN HOUSE EXHIBITION HAS CLOSED

      however you can enjoy it here 

Follow The Poetry Trail!

For an easy stroll or drive in the Echuca Heritage Precinct an Audio Poetry Trail is available to residents and visitors.  Here several poems inspired by our heritage, the natural environment and the atmosphere of this special place can be heard. RIGHT NOW you can go to the Poetry Trail page and scroll through to listen to the poems. QR codes are displayed at the five listening stages indicated by Poetry Trail plaques. By following the map (GPS) and using a SCAN app on a smart phone visitors may listen to readings of these poems which acknowledge our early peoples those who came afterwards and the ever challenging river and bush.

History.
It's An Amazing Story.

Step back in time and take a glimpse at the passion, motivation, struggle and personalities that shaped Echuca Moama.

Echuca Historical Society 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.

Many documents and memorabilia can be found at the Museum including river charts, records of floods, and paddlesteamers that traveled up and down the mighty Murray along with stories of the men and women who made their life in Echuca.

 

  • 2014 Certificate of Accreditation - Museums Australia (Vic)
  • 2014 Australia Day Award - Arts Group of the Year-Echuca & District 
  • 2018 Finalist Victorian Tidy Towns - Culture & Sustainability
  • Recognition Statement of Sustainability  and Reconciliation 
  • 2019 DWELP Award for recognition of outstanding contribution to the local community
  • 2020 Certificate of Accreditation - Museums Australia (Vic)

 

Our History Conserved For The Future

Take In A Little History 

DOWNLOAD SELF GUIDED WALK GUIDE

WE RESEARCH FOR YOU

Research services for family & local history

NEED HELP

Advisory service for all media genre, authors & students requiring historical facts and figures

WALK THIS WAY

Guided Historic Town Walk (1 hour).

WELCOME ABOARD

We can provide a guide for Tourist Coaches.

WHAT'S THE STORY

Provide Guest Speakers for clubs and organisations

WE'LL SHOW YOU AROUND

Experienced guides available for Walking Tours.

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 TOURS

Coach Tour of Echuca and Moama heritage precincts – 1 hour

Get the inside story on when, why, and how Echuca and Moama were developed by traveling around the key sites in our earliest history – plus a look at modern Echuca. Full of fascinating facts!

Cost: $125 per coach.

Contact tour guide Gwen Potter on 0456223184

ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED TO:

  • Provide Guides for Walking Tours
  • Provide Guides for Coach Tours

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 (March -May) & Springtime Walks (Sept-Nov) 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)

GOOGLE MAP
Old Police Station 
1 Dickson Street Echuca, Victoria 3564 
Ph: (03)54801325 
Email: eh.soc@bigpond.com
© Copyright 2019 - Echuca Histotical Society - All Rights Reserved     Website by Vast Creative
Open daily from 
10am - 2pm
 
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Eve &
Christmas Day
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