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Clunes Museum Clunes, Victoria

An Incorporated Committee of volunteers who manage the collection for the Hepburn Shire Council.

The Museum is housed in the former Warehouse (c.1860) of contractors Nichol and Wallace. The redeveloped building, now known as The Warehouse, to reflect it's 19th century history, reopened in 2014 as a Hub housing the Museum, the Library, the Visitor information Centre, the Hepburn Shire Service Centre as well as event and meeting spaces.

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Contact Information

location
36 Fraser Street Clunes Victoria 3370 (map)
phone
+61 03 5345 3359 (For The Warehouse- Clunes and ask to speak to a member of the Museum team)

Contact

Opening Hours

Monday 10am-6pm Wednesday 10am-4pm Thursday 10am-6pm Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-1pm Sunday 11am-3pm

Entry Fee

Adults - $5.00 Concession - $4.00 Family - $10.00

Location

36 Fraser Street Clunes Victoria

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The collection is housed in the Clunes Museum a C. 1860 shop in the main street of Clunes, Victoria's first gold town,originally the warehouse of Nicol & Wallace who established the business in 1859. The major strengths of the collection of 4000 items are photographs and items pertaining to gold mining, agriculture, industry, factories and commerce, education, local government, religion, WW1 & WW2, and domestic life, together with local community archival records. The collection is owned by the Hepburn Shire Council and managed by volunteers. A recent Regional Development grant has enabled the addition of library, visitor information centre, community meeting room Hepburn Shire Customer Service and a large exhibition gallery. The Museum is now part of the Clunes Community Interpretive Centre which has almost reached completion which will open later in the year. The collection is at present in storage.

Significance

The collection documents the local history of the Clunes township and district.

Kerry Sawyer (nee Goad) 27 April 2017 3:35 PM

Does anyone have, or know where I can get, a photo of the Hit or Miss Hotel (circa 1860s) situated at Station Hill, midway between Clunes and Creswick. Belonged to my great, great grandfather. My Dad, aged 87, would love to get some information and especially a photo of the hotel please. Thanks, Kerry

Aleathea 28 April 2017 6:08 AM

Have u tried the mechanics institute in ballarat or the gold museum?

Lorraine Thomson 18 November 2017 9:50 PM

Does anyone know of any William J Trembath descendants of Lone Tree Farm, Clunes? My family rented an old farm house back when I was about 14/15 years of age ( 1980's ). I was cleaning out an old stable in preparation for my mare in foal, and came across an old fob watch. It was quite green and mouldy at the time, but have since had it restored for it to now reveal the above information. I have lovingly held onto it, but have equally held onto the guilt of retaining it. Any info would be very much appreciated. Also.....I can recall the name ' Tim' a local mechanic (?), as being a connection?? Grabbing at straws here..... Lorraine

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3721 items

3721 items

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF TWO MEN STANDING IN FRONT OF A WEATHER BOARD HOUSE - WOLFENDEN HOUSE. CORNER LESLIE AND SMEATON ROAD CLUNES.

Inscriptions & Markings

HAND WRITTEN IN BLACKLEAD PENCIL WOLFENDEN HOUSE CNR. LESLIE AND SMEATON ROAD.

BOOK - The Penny Cyclopedia of the Society of Useful Knowledge Vol 11 & Vol 12

Clunes Museum, Clunes

MEMORABILIA

Clunes Museum, Clunes

MASONIC MEDAL - ALL NATIONS LODGE NO.28 GOLD PLATED MOUNTED ON PALE BLUE RIBBON DISPLAYED IN ROYAL BLUE SILK LINED PRESENTATION CASE

Historical information

USED AT MASONIC MEETINGS

Inscriptions & Markings

BACK OF SYMBOL - WOR. BRO. F.J. EBERHARD IN RECOGNITION OF HIS VALUABLE SERVICES AS SECRETARY - CLUNES 6TH DECEMBER.1927

FOLDER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

NATIONAL TRUST AWARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

FOLDER CONTAINING C.D. AND PRINTED AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL TRUST PROVINCIAL VICTORIA HISTORIC TOWNS AWARDS. CATEGORY 1: THE TOWN WITH THE MOST INTACT HERITAGE STREETSCAPE CHARACTER

Historical information

SUBMISSION: CLUNES TOURIST & DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION PRODUCTION: CTDA MEMBERS TEXT: DR TESS BRADY PHOTOGRAPHY: NEIL NEWITT

POSTCARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A CLOCK WITH VIOLETS ALL AROUND IT ,THE CLOCK AND THE FLOWERS ARE ALL EMBOSSED

IRON DUMB BELLS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A PAIR OF IRON DUMB BELLS

Historical information

HAND HELD AND WERE USED FOR EXERCISING AND BUILDING ARM MUSCLES

BOOK - The Penny Cyclopedia of the Society of Useful Knowledge Vol 27

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES FIRE BRIGADE CHAMPION EIGHT 1902 TEAM MEMBERS : W. POWER, B. HAWKS, M.C. CROWTHERS, G. PEARCE, MCKENZIE, F. MILES, G. HAY, MCKENZIE, P. KEMPSON, B. FEATONBY

Historical information

PHOTOGRAPH CHAMPION EIGHT CLUNES FIRE BRIGADE 1902.

Inscriptions & Markings

BAWDEN PHOTOGRAPHER CLUNES

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 & .2 COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF PUPILS AT NORTH CLUNES SCHOOL

Inscriptions & Markings

.1 & .2 HARVEY, MAY DAVIES, ? THOMPSON (NORTH CLUNES), ETHEL COWAN

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOCOPY - CLUNES LANDSCAPE TAKEN FROM CAMP STREET AND CAMP PARADE

LABEL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

TWO TONED BLUE LABEL. KOMET FRUIT SALAD.

Historical information

USED ON TINS OF FRUIT SALAD.

Inscriptions & Markings

KOMET BRAND. PURE SELECTED AUSTRALIAN FRUIT.

BOX OF WEIGHTS AND TWEEZERS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK BAKELITE BOX CONTAINING NINE BRASS MICRO.0 METRIC WEIGHTS 100. 50. 20. 10. 10. 5. 2. 2. 1 GRAMS DIFFERENT WEIGHTS ON INSIDE LID AND BASE OF CONTAINER AND SET OF TWEEZERS. CONTAINER OF WEIGHTS HOUSED IN GLASS CANINET

Historical information

WEIGHTS USED IN DYEING THE MATERIAL (WOOL) BEFORE KNITTING HOSIERY AT CLUNES INTERKNIT HOSIERY MILL.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 ORIGINAL MOUNTED SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF HARRIS MARKET GARDEN AND DAM - SEBASTAPOL GARDENS .2 COPY OF THIS IMAGE PRINTED FROM NEGATIVE ON PHOTO PAPER

Historical information

PART OF ORIGINAL DAM OF MR. HARRIS' MARKET GARDEN, SUTHERLAND STREET, CLUNES. OWNED BY HOLMANS PRIOR TO HARRIS.

Inscriptions & Markings

PART OF ORIGINAL DAM

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

WORK BEING DONE ON FACADE OF CLUNES TOWN HALL. ERECTED 1872/3

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA TONED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF D. PHILLIPS IN FIRST WORLD WAR ARMY UNIFORM, WITH CAP, COLLAR AND SHOULDER BADGES.

Inscriptions & Markings

D. PHILLIPS

SPADE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Head only, no handle

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

MANICURE SET

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BROUN LEATHERETTE-BOUND MANICURE BOX [EMPTY], SATIN AND VELOUR LINED.

Historical information

PRESENTED TO MISS PEDDIE BY THE CLUNES PRESBYTERIEN SABBATH SCHOO; 21ST MARCH 1910 BOX FOUND AT THE HOUSE OF THE LATE JEAN AND STAN MOSER, MRS. LYNETTE SHARP IS THEIR SAUGHTER.

Inscriptions & Markings

"PRESENTED TO MISS PEDDIE BY THE CLUNES PRESBYTERIEN SABBTH SCHOOL "21ST MARCH 1910"

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

132 COLOURED PHOTOGRAPHS COMMEMORATING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD AT CLUNES 1ST JULY, 1851 - 2001

Historical information

22 PHOTOGRAPHS - MINER'S BALL - SATURDAY 29TH JUNE, 2001 71 PHOTOGRAPHS - MINER'S WALK, ASCOT TO CLUNES - SUNDAY 1ST JULY, 2001 24 PHOTOGRAPHS - COMMUNITY LUNCH AT CLUNES PRIMARY SCHOOL - SUNDAY 1ST JULY, 2001. 7 PHOTOGRAPHS - BOOK LAUNCH - "16 TONS OF CLUNES GOLD" AT CLUNES PRIMARY SCHOOL - SUNDAY 1ST JULY, 2001 8 PHOTOGRAPHS - FILMING OF THE TELEVISION "TO-DAY" SHOW WITH STEVE LIEBERMAN IN FRASER STREET, CLUNES ON MONDAY 2ND JULY, 2002.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LARGE PHOTOCOPY OF CLUNES HOSPITAL WHICH WAS BURNT DURING THE 1944 BUSH FIRES. MATRON CLAIRE STEWART STANDING ON FRONT STEPS OF MAIN ENTRANCE. NURSES ROOMS ON RIGHT SIDE.

Historical information

THE CLUNES HOSPITAL WAS RE-MODELLED IN 1937 - SUBSEQUENTLY BURNT IN A BUSHFIRE IN 1944. A NEW HOSPITAL WAS BUILT IN ANOTHER SITE IN 1947.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF CR. RICHARD LEAN, IN WOODEN CARVED FRAME.

Historical information

IT IS ON PERMANENT LOAN FROM HEPBURN SHIRE COUNCIL. CR. RICHARD LEAN. ELECTED TO COUNCIL 1910 AND WAS MAYOR 1914-14-16-17-18; 1922-23; 1929-30. PHOTOGRAPH ORIGINALLY HUNG IN CLUNES TOWN HALL DURING HIS TERM AS MAYOR.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES BOROUGH COUNCILLOR RICHARD LEAN. ELECTED COUNCIL 1910 - MAYOR 1914-15-16-17-18. 1922-23. 1929 -30.PHOTO CLUNES HORNBYCLUNES BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTED COUNCILLOR 28/8/1930.MAYOR 1934-35. HORNSBY STUDIO BALLARAT.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH-MOUNTED-GENERAL VIEW OF CLUNES IN THE EARLY 1860'S , LOOKING TO TWO MILE HILL.

NEWSPAPER CUTTING

Clunes Museum, Clunes

NEWSPAPER CUTTING OF AN AWARD FOR THE 3BA COURIER COMMUNITY SERVICE

BOOK - TRACING FAMILY HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SMALL BOOK BY NOELENE KYLE, TO ASSIST IN TRACING FAMILY HISTORY.

Historical information

BOOK CONTAINS INFORMATION AND RESOURCE MATERIAL FOR FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCHERS.

LETTER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CORRESPONDENCE FROM SHIRE OF TALBOT & CLUNES TO SECRETARY OF CARAVAN PARK AND SCENIC ROAD COMMITTEEOF CLUNES.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN IN SUPPER ROOM [ASSEMBLY ROOM] IN CLUNES TOWN HALL AFTER THE CATHOLIC BALL. WORKERS AND COMMITTEE.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOCOPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES CENTENARY 1939 STREET PARADE TAKEN NEAR LUFF'S CORNER.

Historical information

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH LENT BY ALISON HOARE

DISPLAY PANEL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

INTERPRETIVE DISPLAY PANEL DEPICTING HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF CLUNES. WOODEN DISPLAY PANEL AND LAMINATED COPY.

Historical information

COPIES OF DISPLAY PANELS DONATED TO THE PEOPLE OF CLUNES BY THE HUGH WILLIAMSON FOUNDATION.

POSTCARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A TRAIN WRECKAGE ON A BRIDGE THET HAS COLAPSED

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL LIGHT SEPIA TONED PHOTOGRAPH OF O. POSTLEWAITE STUDIO PHOTO. SUBJECT WEARING A LIGHT HORSE UNIFORM 1ST. W. WAR. PLUMED HAT,SHOULDER STRAP, LEATHER BELT AND LEGGINGS, PLUS ARM INSIGNIA.

Inscriptions & Markings

POSTCARD COMMUNICATION ADDRESS ONLY O. POSTLEWAITE.