Clunes Museum

If you haven't yet visited the Museum , now is the perfect time to do so.

The general entry cost is now a voluntary gold coin donation.

Museum hours:

Monday and Thursday  10am to 6pm.

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday and Friday 10am to 4pm

Saturday  10am to 1pm

Sunday 10am to 2pm

Entrance to the museum is from Collins Place through the reception area of the Warehouse. (The old entrance from Fraser Street is no longer in use).





The Museum is housed in the former Warehouse (c.1860) of contractors Nichol and Wallace.

The redeveloped Nichol and Wallace 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.





Permanent Exhibitions

The Gold Room

This room displays artifacts related to Natural History, the traditional owners - the Dja Dja Warrung, the pastoral era and the discovery of gold. Highlights include the 19th century taxidermy cabinet of local native fauna and the miner's cradle.

Sir John Longstaff Kitchen

This room recreates a typical kitchen in a 19th century miner's cottage and is inspired by Sir John Longstaff's iconic 1887 masterpiece "Breaking the News".

Laura Hudson Parlour

This room reflects the domestic life of Laura Hudson (1848-1953) and the contents of a typical miner's cottage parlour.

Rivett Bland / Mayor's Room

This room displays items relating to the mining era, the Borough of Clunes era of local government and the church history of Clunes.

Holly Barkell Gallery

This space contains a fascinating collection of artefacts reflecting the Musical, Industrial, Farming, Fire Brigade, Dressmaking, Educational and Military heritage of the district.