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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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3827 items

3827 items

CERTIFICATE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Cream certificate in frame, drawings of Guides working. Issued Feb 1932

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF TPR. BOXHALL, E. WEARING A W.W.1 AUSTRALIAN UNIFORM.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF TOURELLO BRIDGE ON BALLARAT RD. OVER COGHILLS CREEK. .2 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH (COPY) .3 BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF ABOVE PHOTOGRAPH

Historical information

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OWNED BY MRS. LENA COOK OF CASTLEMAINE RD. CRESWICK.. THE PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN LOOKING SOUTH WEST,THE SMALL COTTAGE SOUTH EAST OF HOLDING KNOWN AS 'STRAINS' ON THE CORNER OF BALLARAT AND COOK'S ROADS, MAY HAVE BEEN THE TOLL HOUSE. A WELL BESIDE THE COTTAGE IS STILL NEAR THE ROAD. BESIDE THE NEW TOURELLO BRIDGE.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Four colour photographs; .1 Looking toward Port Phillip Mine from Camp Street, Clunes .2 Looking south from Secenic Drive up Templeton Street, Clunes .3 Looking south up Camp hill .4 Looking east across the football ground in Angus Street

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES TOWNSHIP, TAKEN FROM "THE ROCKS"

Inscriptions & Markings

VIEW FROM "THE ROCKS" CLUNES

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH, SEPIA, GROUP OF MEN AND WOMEN AT MOUNT BECKWORTH.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLARK ON MT. BECKWORTH

ARTWORK

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Site of original Donald Cameron homestead (artist unknown)

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker with 114 on back

WOODEN STOPPER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Wooden peg, mushroom top, tapered stem

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Historical information

TOWN HALL

PHOTOGRAPHS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Nine coloured photographs of Clunes Booktown 2007 (mainly street scenes)

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHTE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LATE FRED ROGERS, SEATED & READING A NEWSPAPER

Historical information

FRED ROGERS WAS A SON - IN-LAW OF LAURA HUDSON. THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS FOUND IN HER FORMER HOME IN LOWER FRASER SREET, CLUNES. [NOW BLACKMORE ROAD]

Inscriptions & Markings

23/7/39 MR. FRED ROGERS BATH STREET, CLUNES.

MAGAZINE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

MAGAZINE - 'THE LISTENER IN', DECEMBER 1934/JANUARY 1935

Historical information

'THE LISTENER IN' WAS A MAGAZINE, PUBLISHED WEEKLY

Inscriptions & Markings

SEE OVER

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 GROUP OF PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL PUPILS WITH SOME ADULTS, OUTSIDE KINDERGARTEN SUNDAY SCHOOL. .2 COPY

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

FINE WORK ON RSL BUILDING, FRASER STREET, CLUNES. THE BUILDING WAS FORMERLY THE E.S.& A. BANK

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Man in fireman's uniform

Inscriptions & Markings

On Back; "KODAK PRINT" 217 Handwritten "George Moreland 1920"

BOTTLE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SMALL GLASS BOTTLE WITH CORK, DECORATED LABEL

Historical information

USED BY PHARMACY IN CLUNES

Inscriptions & Markings

HYOSCINE HYDROBROMIDE - POISON. T.&H. SMITH LTD.

TOURIST GUIDE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

TOURIST GUIDE TO CENTRAL VICTORIAN PLACES OF INTEREST - CASTLEMAINE, CLUNES, DAYLESFORD, KYNETON AND MALDON,1991.

RECEIPT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

RECEIPT FOR CLEANING CLOSIT AT MISSION HOUSE SIGNED C.H.MURREY.

Historical information

RECEIPT FROM THE TRUSTEES OF WESLEYAN CHURCH

JABOT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LADIES FRONT PIECE - DECORATED FRONT PIECE WORN BENEATH JACKET - HEMSTITCHED EDGE WITH LAYERS OF EMBROIDERED EDGING AND TAPE TIES AT WAIST

BOOK - Chamber's Encyclopaedia A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People - Volume 7, NUM-PUE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Illustrated with maps and numerous wood engravings

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker on inside cover "Clunes Mechanic's Institute"

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOCOPY OF CLUNES TOURELLO WATER SHED.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF NORTH CLUNES MINING COMPANY WORKS. SHOWING WORKING MINE-POPPET HEADS-CHIMNEY AND HOUSES WITH SMALL HOME GARDENS IN FOREGROUND,

Historical information

NORTH CLUNES MINE OPERATED

Inscriptions & Markings

THE NORTH CLUNES COMPANY'S WORKS

BELL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CHURCH BELL, CAST IN BRASS OR BRONZE, WITH IRON CLAPPER.

Historical information

THE BELL WAS ORIGINALLY IN THE WESLEY SUNDAY SCHOOL

BOOK - "SCRUB HILL CHURCH"

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A PASTORAL HISTORY 1869 - 1994 BACK OF THE BOOK SHOWS PHOTOS OF A SUNDAY SCHOOL ON PARK LAKE, CRESWICK, C 1925,BELOW ARE THE CHILDREN FROM A SUNDAY SCHOOL PLAY 1979

Historical information

THIS BOOK IS TO COMMEMORATE THE BUILDING OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT SCRUB HILL EXACTLY 125 YEARS AGO IN APRIL 1869.

Inscriptions & Markings

IN MEMORY OF THE ALLAN FAMILY 1860 - 1978

POSTCARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LADY STANDING UNDER A TREE WITH SEVERAL ANGELS IN THE SKY

DOCUMENT /CARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOURED GREETING POSTCARD. A BUNCH OF VIOLETS, TIED WITH GREEN RIBBON SPRINKLED WITH GLITTER.

Inscriptions & Markings

MABEL

LETTER BOOK

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORANGE COLOURED CARDBOARD COVERED LETTER BOOK.

Historical information

BOOK USED FROM FEBRUARY 1931 UNTIL MARCH 1938

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

POSTCARD OF QUEEN'S PARK, CLUNES. TWO PEOPLE STANDING BY BENCH. BUILDING IN BACKGROUND.

Historical information

QUEEN'S PARK IN CLUNES

Inscriptions & Markings

QUEEN'S PARK, CLUNES, VICTORIA

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF LOWER END FRASER STREET CLUNES LOOKING EAST, HORSE AND DRAY IN STREET. PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS BUTCHER SHOP, SEVEN STARS HOTEL,DOWNES RESIDENCE WAS SHAMROCK HOTEL SYMONS IRONMONGERS STORE TIMBER YARD. [LUCKRAFT HOTEL, COMMERCIAL HOTEL]

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOCOPY CLUNES TOWN HALL,SHOWING COURT HOUSE AND COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

Inscriptions & Markings

TOWN HALL