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Is modernisation better?

Having visited the Clunes museum before modernisation I had a memory of it being a somewhat... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
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Simple little museum with interesting memorabilia

Especially liked the photographic record of all the towns residents in 18 something. What a lovely... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
launceston, tasmania
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Clunes Museum is accredited by the Museums Association Australia (Vic). The Museum is housed in the former warehouse (c.1860) of contractors Nicholl and Wallace and was redeveloped in 2014 so the museum could expand into modern exhibition areas and...more
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36 Fraser St, Clunes, Victoria 3370, Australia
+61 3 5345 3592
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is very special to me as there is a parlour dedicated to my great, great aunt Laura Hudson. Lots more to see upstairs

1  Thank Lois P
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Having visited the Clunes museum before modernisation I had a memory of it being a somewhat cluttered mine of information for the family historian. The new museum is uncluttered, indeed a tad sterile, but a lot of the original source material which could have been...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Especially liked the photographic record of all the towns residents in 18 something. What a lovely glimpse. Of the community. Also found the coin collection interesting and the bird cupboard captured the children's eye. A simple museum, great access and worth a quick look through...More

Thank happychatter
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Entry through a gold coin donation, this museum takes you back over a hundred and fifty years to when Clunes was the first place in Victoria where gold was discovered. The visual displays of coins, photos, and equipment from that era are excellent. We spent...More

Thank emtnems
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I ventured in to the Museum and although there is a cost $5, it was a fantastic way to get a sense of the history of Clunes and the surrounding goldfields area. The building is home to the museum, local library and visitor information centre....More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Worth a quick stop if you are in the area the museum has some interesting stuff and the town is quaint. Not really worth a detour though, it might be different in the summer or when the book festival is on but when we went...More

1  Thank daniela1122
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Very small "museum". Lacking in interesting exhibits. Paid $5 per person and were done in less than 10 minutes Won't be going back anytime soon

Thank Stacey B
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I don't usually go for museums, but this one was excellent. The displays were simple but professionally put together and each contained just the right amount of information to engage you and inform you. We came away with a good sense of the history of...More

Thank kim60_11
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Congratulations Clunes! This is an impressive series of installations and displays that do very much give you a sense of the history and culture of Clunes. I particularly loved the recreation of the famous painting! The building is very wheelchair friendly and the admission cost...More

1  Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We visited on a quiet day and were the only people there so we were able to take our time admiring all the artifacts and reading the comprehensive and interesting history of Clunes. The building is totally accessible and includes a library and information centre....More

1  Thank Karen M
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