There Is A Lot To See 

You will see photographs of early river crossings, paddlesteamers and early transport including teamsters, railway etc. along with early settlers from the area.
Information and photos of floods and other interesting events.
Documents relating to early land sales, river boats, hotels and people.
Collection of c1900 wedding costumes.
Our outdoor area has stationary engines, horse drawn transport equipment and other items relating to forestry, farming and life on the land.
Many other items of interest for young and old... remember when grandma used this item.

Group bookings welcome.

Adult $5.00 per person
Adult (Groups of 10+) $4.00 per person - provided payment is made prior or in bulk on arrival, otherwise $5pp will be charged.
Children $2.00

- at the Museum
(Can be viewed as you go through the museum - no extra cost.)

"Our Chinese Community" Exhibition 

Our Chinese Communitydragon

Echuca's First Chinese Residents

Opens 1st April at
Echuca Historical Society Museum
1 Dickson Street Echuca

This exhibition tells the story of some of our earliest residents the Chinese. Find out why our first Chinese residents made Echuca home.

Chinese market gardeners arrived in Echuca in April 1865 and by 1892 there were seventeen different Chinese paying rates on land.

See the locally made waterwheel and other artifacts.
Open Daily 11am – 3pm

Groups Welcome

Contact the Society on 0354801325

Current Exhibition 


Fishing the Murray River

Opens 6th October from 10am until 2pm 
then daily until the End of March 2020

A look at the history of Murray River fishing, from Aboriginal fish traps to commercial industry and recreational fishing of today. Photographs of the “Big One”

Groups welcome

To arrange a time to suit phone 0354801325 during office hours 10am – 2pm
or email:



is continuing with 1863 - 1900 now in the database.

As Trove now has the Riverine Herald online till 1954 we have now indexed from there to 1961 and working forwards.

We also have uploaded to Trove 1998, 1999, 2000 thanks to NLA and PROV and expect 2001, 2002 to be uploaded to TROVE early 2020.

If you would like to join the indexing team please contact Dot on 0408 505 662


Thinking of Volunteering ? Are you interested in history ?

We would love to talk to you... there may be lots to do or not much depending on what your interests are. Training available.

Call Dot to arrange a time to discuss this on 0408 505 662

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