Echuca Historical Society Museum is OPEN 

10am - 2pm daily

Our popular childrens' treasure hunt will no longer be available as a handout.

You can download the treasure hunt sheet here.

Echuca Historical Society Museum and Research Centre

Echuca Historical Society Museum operates from the National Trust and 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 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.

  • The museum is managed and operated by volunteers and is open 10am until 2pm 7 days per week.
  • Special attention is 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.   
  • Several members are very experienced researchers, addressing enquiries for research from the general public, developers, 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

E:    eh.soc@bigpond.com

Post: PO Box 451, Echuca 3564

CONTACT US

Echuca In Uniform

EXHIBITION NOW OPEN
   10am - 2pm daily

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. Prior notice would be appreciated.

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.

 

  • 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
  • See our Sustainability Statement 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 Our 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 Heritage Precinct (1 Hour)

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)

Old Police Station 
1 Dickson Street Echuca, Victoria 3564 
Ph: (03)54801325 
Email: eh.soc@bigpond.com
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Hours 10am - 2pm Daily except Good Friday, Christmas Eve &
Christmas Day
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