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Clunes Museum

36 Fraser St, Clunes, Victoria 3370, Australia
+61 3 5345 3592
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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 April 19, 2018
Backpackinggranny
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Canberra
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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 October 8, 2017
happychatter
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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 work spaces.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“sense” (3 reviews)
“information” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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36 Fraser St, Clunes, Victoria 3370, Australia
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+61 3 5345 3592
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Reviewed April 19, 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 October 8, 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

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Reviewed August 13, 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

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Reviewed June 23, 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
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Reviewed April 14, 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

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Reviewed March 9, 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

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Reviewed December 29, 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

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Reviewed April 28, 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

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Reviewed April 27, 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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Reviewed June 1, 2015

The collection is well edited and presented. The dioramas are fun and informative. The information displayed contextualises and explains the relevance of the objects on display.

2  Thank Julie M
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