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 $6.00 per person
Adult (Groups of 10+) $5.00 per person - provided payment is made prior or in bulk on arrival, otherwise $5pp will be charged.
- at the Museum
(Can be viewed as you go through the museum - no extra cost.)
Historical Society Museum opens latest look
in time for a very historic fortnight as part of the Australian Heritage Festival
in our Museum and Veranda Gallery
OPEN DAILY 10am - 2pm
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. The society has again been digging deep into the storerooms; and this time has brought out more treasures to display.
Just step into its 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.
We regularly turn over the outfits in the costume room and have once again just changed that 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 that display are beaded decorations for the fashionable woman from 1880 – and there’s no doubt many of these accessories would work perfectly well today
A mini-exhibition of paintings of the Echuca buildings designed by the celebrated German-Australian architect William Vahland
Come and join us in a trip down memory lane.
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 1963 and working forwards.
We also have uploaded to Trove 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 thanks to NLA and PROV
Our indexing team is currently working on years 1964 - 1990.
As a year is indexed it is uploaded to our database to be used in research.
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.
February 2023 we are recruiting for reception/front desk persons. Prefer reasonable computer skills. Hours 10am - 2pm.
Call 03 54801325 during open hours to find out more.