Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
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
Ph: 03 54801325
Post: PO Box 451, Echuca 3564
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.
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.
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 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:
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)