Please be advised the Echuca Historical Society Museum will be closed from 2pm Saturday 21st March for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 virus.

You can contact us via email at or on my email both will be monitored regularly
or phone 0408505662.

For research enquiries please send to above email addresses or to 0400 504 145

As you will be aware all our volunteers are older and therefore more susceptible to this bug so we must take care.
Dot Hammond

Echuca Historical Society Museum and Research Centre

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.


Poetry Trail Now Live!

In the Echuca Heritage Precinct an Audio Poetry Trail will shortly be 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.
Very soon QR codes will be 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.

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 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.

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

Our History Conserved For Our Future

Take In A Little History 



Research services for family & local history


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


Guided Historic Town Walk (1 hour). Minimum Group of 6 Adults. Choose your date and time Phone Tour Guide Gwen Potter 0456223184


We can provide a guide for Tourist Coaches. Phone Tour Guide Gwen Potter on 0456 223 184


Provide Guest Speakers for clubs and organisations


Experienced guides available for Walking Tours.


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


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

WALKING TOURS FOR STUDENTS - see School Projects Page.


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)

Old Police Station 
1 Dickson Street Echuca, Victoria 3564 
Ph: (03)54801325 
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