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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)

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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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3769 items

3769 items

GROCERY SCOOP

Clunes Museum, Clunes

METAL GROCERY SCOOP, WITH WOODEN HANDLE

ADVERTISING CARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CARD

Inscriptions & Markings

EXHIBITION, JAMES ESMOND GALLERY AUG/SPT 2017 - WOMEN OF INFLUENCE

DOCUMENT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

6 X Foolscap size sheets of paper listing the Duties of the Country Fire Brigade Board Brigade Secretary. Dated August 1935

Historical information

Document written by G. G. Sinclair, Secretary

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF DIAMOND DRILL NO 7L. CLUNES. SEVEN MEN STANDING ON CONSTRUCTION AT DRILL ONE MAN SITTING ON PIPE LINE ON LEFT SIDE OF PHOTOGRAPH.

Inscriptions & Markings

DIAMOND DRILL NO 7 L CLUNES

PHOTOGRAPH - DONALD CAMERON

Clunes Museum, Clunes

TWO PHOTO COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPH OF DONALD CAMERON.

Inscriptions & Markings

OVERLANDER 1840 FOUNDER OF CLUNES VICTORIA

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF HICKEY FAMILY CLUNES C 1883. STANDING IN FRONT OF BUILDING WITH SHINGLE ROOF, DEAD RABBIT HANGING FROM VERANDAH. MAN HOLDING STAG HOUND TWO LADIES HOLDING A CHILD EACH. ANOTHER MAN LEANING AGAINST VERANDAH WITH CHILD LEANING AGAINST HIS LEG. .2 LETTER OF EXPLANATION RE PHOTOGRAPH

Historical information

PHOTOGRAPH FROM LEFT TO RIGHT- TOM HICKEY,WILLIAM HICKEY, CATHERINE HICKEY, HOLDING LEO HICKEY, ANNIE AGNES[MONA] HICKEY HOLDING EDWARD HICKEY [NED]

Inscriptions & Markings

HICKEY FAMILY CLUNES 1883

NEWSPAPERS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

NEWSPAPERS FROM 1974 AND 1975 CLUNES WATER SUPPLY, LONE PINE TREE, MECHANICS INSTITUTE

BROCHURE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Colour brochure of Clunes Museum with map of Clunes on the reverse

Historical information

Current information for tourists visiting Clunes

Inscriptions & Markings

Clunes Museum - Built on Gold

NEWSPAPERS - Clunes Guardian & Gazette

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 Dated 1 Apr 1913 .2 Dated 4 Apr 1913 .3 Dated 8 Apr 1913 .4 Dated 11 Apr 1913

Historical information

Newspapers found in Daylesford under floor coverings in 2003

Inscriptions & Markings

Banner Heading: Clunes Guardian & Gazette

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF MR. JOHN ELLIS, WITH HIS HORSE AND DRAY.

Historical information

IN BACKGROUND IS A PUBLIC HOUSE IN CLUNES.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE OVER TULLAROOP CREEK, CLUNES.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES 1880.

CERTIFICATE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A FRAMED CERTIFICATE OF THE AUSTRALIAN NATIVES ASSOCIATION - TO ORGANISE A NEW BRANCH IN CLUNES

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPY PHOTOGRAPH LONGSTAFF HOME AND FAMILY

Historical information

THE FAMILY OF SIR JOHN LONGSTAFF MOVED TO CLUNES IN 1862. THE ORIGINAL HOME WAS NEXT DOOR TO ST-THOMAS ACQUININS CHURCH - CORNER OF BAILEY STREET AND TEMPLETON STREET, CLUNES

POSTCARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A CHRISTMAS CARD. (BOOKLET) SEE IMAGE ON WORKSHEET

Inscriptions & Markings

TO WISH YOU HAPPINESS

PRINTING PLATE - Image of Clunes Free Library

Clunes Museum, Clunes

METAL PRINTING PLATE WITH IMAGE OF THE CLUNES FREE LIBRARY

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A BALL AT CLUNES TOWN HALL, TOM EVANS, BRUCE REID, ROBERT VINECOMBE & BRENDA TREMBATH

TRACHEOTOMY TUBES

Clunes Museum, Clunes

TWO TRACHEOTOMY TUBES IN PLASTIC BAG

MILK CAN

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Historical information

USED IN LOCAL FARMING DISTRICT

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF MARYBINONG TECHNICAL COLLEGE VISIT.

Wooden Memento

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Light coloured wood, varnished, with axe mounted on it. Axe has black head.

Historical information

Presented to mayor as a memento of Century of Clunes

Inscriptions & Markings

To the Mayor, Cr. Lean Celebrating the Century ....1938 - 1939......

PROGRAMME

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PROGRAMME FOR THE ORGANS OF THE BALLARAT GOLDFIELDS 2008

Historical information

ORGANS OF THE BALLARAT GOLDFIELDS 11th TO 20th JANUARY 2008

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A PHOTOGRAPH OF THREE MINERS OUTSIDE THE PORT PHILLIP MINE WITH MINE MANAGER AND WHIN HORSE PARTLY VISIBLE.

CHILDS PUZZLE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

FLAT WOODEN CONTAINER WITH ONE JIGSAW PUZZLE (ONE PIECE MISSING) AND A DOUBLE SIDED PICTURE GAME ON ONE SIDE, ALPHABET LETTERS ON OTHER SIDE (ONE SQUARE MISSING) OUR LITTLE TREASURES - ABC ON TOP LID AND FIVE CHILDREN PLAYING ON A BEACH ON OTHER LID.

IRON HAND DRILL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

IRON HAND DRILL OR SCREW

MINUTES

Clunes Museum, Clunes

EMERALD GOLD MINING COMPANY, LEXTON MEETINGS HELD AT THE TOWN HALL HOTEL, CLUNES

Historical information

MINUTES DATED:- 1907 JUN 2 FEB. 1. MAR.2. MAY 1. JUNE 12. JUL24. AUG.14. 4 8. 18. 19. 18 28 1908 JAN 21

ORDER OF SERVICE.

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SMALL PAMPHLET COMMORATION OF PEACE, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16TH. 1918

Historical information

ORDER OF SERVICE

RECEIPT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

4 RECEIPTS FOR WESLEYAN CHURCH AND BUILDING LOAN FUND.

Historical information

RECEIPTS FOR PAYMENTS TO BUILDING LOAN FUND.

Inscriptions & Markings

SEE ON BACK OF WORKSHEET

LADIES BONNET

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SMALL BLACK LACED BONNET DECORATED WITH BLACK SEQUINS AND SMALL BLACK GLASS BEADS - BONNET SHAPED ON COVERED WIRE FRAME, TIED WITH BLACK SILK RIBBONS - SILVER LACE WITH BLACK DOTS DECORATES BACK CROWN ON BONNET

BOOK

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BOOK, BANK LEDGER FOR ACCOUNTS, LEATHERETTE BOUND.

Historical information

BOOK WAS USED TO RECORD CUSTOMER'S ACCOUNTS AT UNION BANK, CLUNES BRANCH.

Inscriptions & Markings

LEDGER INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS. VOL.14 FEB.28TH.1913 TO AUG. 31ST.1915 THE UNION BANK OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED

LETTER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPY OF LETTER TO EDWIN TRANTER.

Historical information

COPY OF REPLY TO EDWIN TRANTER, NEPHEW OF CHARLES GODWIN, REGARDING HIS WILL, IN REPLY TO A LETTER SEND TO THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF POLICE MELBOURNE.

Inscriptions & Markings

LETTER DATED 24TH. SEPTEMBER 1879