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Chiltern Athenaeum

57 Conness St, Chiltern, Victoria 3683, Australia
+61 3 5726 1280
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Interesting museum

This is a nice local museum with some very interesting content. Admission is only $2 and well worth... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Sydney, Australia
Local Volunteers Preserving a Towns History

Stop at the Anthenaeum and step back in time. We were shown through by Christine who was proud to... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Glenn S
Kiama, Australia
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57 Conness St, Chiltern, Victoria 3683, Australia
+61 3 5726 1280
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a nice local museum with some very interesting content. Admission is only $2 and well worth a visit for 30 minutes to 1 hour

Thank Hoppy6951
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Stop at the Anthenaeum and step back in time. We were shown through by Christine who was proud to showcase the proud history of the region. So much packed into a smallish area. Worth a look.

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The above was the headline over an article published in The Border Mail back in the late 70s when plans for developing the athenaeum were first announced. All these years later and the prediction has rung true. The collection within is first class, beautifully displayed...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It is absolutely amazing to see how much history is contained here. The volunteers who run it have a amazing amount of knowledge

Thank Jennah S
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Enjoying The Chiltern Athenaeum facebook page, lots of history and old photo's popping up daily. Friends fron QLD visited recently and were very impressed with what they could find out about their family history. Keep up the good work, all volunteers too who keep the...More

Thank Hay61
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We visited the Chiltern Athenaeum while on holiday from the UK. We went to see their displays of paintings etc by an ancestor, Alfred William Eustace. We were delighted by what they had there - not just our ancestor's work but also fascinating exhibits on...More

Thank tidynige
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We were met at the entrance by a very friendly volunteer - she took us into the museum and gave us a brief but helpful resume of what to see and do. She couldn't have been more helpful and friendly - a delightful lady. We...More

Thank Ramsay M
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We always stop in Chiltern for coffee and a treat but never found the Athenaeum open until today. An athenaeum, BTW, was like a mechanics institute, a sort of public library/place for self education for working tradesmen (see the wonderful Wikipedia for more information). What...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 22 December 2015

It is a really great Museum which caters for the History Buffs. It certainly has a lot items and information of Chiltern which is of Historical value.

Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 29 July 2015

A good local Museum in a building dating back to the 1860's, and staffed by local volunteers with a good knowledge of this old Gold Mining Town.

Thank Davan61
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