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Art & culture

Home to countless artists, poets, writers and craftspeople, the vast and diverse Murray region has inspired and challenged creative people for millennia. From early works by Indigenous artists to 20th century Australian masters, the rich history and vibrant culture of the region is brought to life at galleries, artist studios and local museums up and down the river.

Nolan to Degas

Make time to visit the impressive regional galleries in Mildura, Swan Hill, Albury and Shepparton. See famous Australian paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan, Frederick McCubbin and Sir Russell Drysdale, as well as renowned works by local artists. Check out the extensive collection of
naïve art on display at the Swan Hill Regional Gallery and see Edgar Degas' Woman Bathing in the Mildura Gallery collection.

A different time

Local museums offer an insight into the history of the area, from ancient Aboriginal heritage to the glory days of the Murray River paddle steamer days. Explore the ancient stories of the Aboriginal people, delve into the history of the early settlers, or learn about life in a bustling paddle steamer port.

Cultural icons

Get an eyeful of icons in Echuca, home to Australia's first and only musuem dedicated to beer cans and brewery related memorabilia, as well as the totally true blue National Holden Museum.

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Museums

Mooroopna Museum

The Mooroopna Museum's collection focuses on families, individuals, organisations, industrial, agricultural and horticultural history of Mooroopna...

Art galleries

Maroondah Access Gallery

The Maroondah Access Gallery is devoted to showcasing the talents of artists and artist groups with a specific connection to the community. The...

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Riverboat Rod’s Model Paddle Steamer Display

Possibly the largest and only collection of its kind in the world, over 30 hand-made replicas hand-crafted with amazing and intricate detail. A...

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Finley Railway Museum

Finley was the first town selected, in the 1800s, for a Pioneer Railway. The rail was extended to Finley in 1898, at a time when NSW was experiencing...

Art galleries

GIGS Art Gallery & Studios

The GIGS Art Gallery and Studios officially opened in March 2010 and is run by the voluntary not for profit organisation, Arts Wodonga. High quality...

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National Museum of Australian Pottery

The National Museum of Australian Pottery is the only museum dedicated to the 19th and early 20th century Australian Pottery and is the culmination...

Heritage buildings

Bonegilla Migrant Experience

Visit a rare surviving example of a post war migrant camp featuring remnant huts and buildings of Block 19, one of the original accommodation blocks.

Art galleries

Alton Gallery - Echuca Moama Artists

Alton Gallery is operated by Echuca Moama Artists and features displays of work by local and regional artists. Several significant exhibitions are...

Museums

Wodonga Library

Wodonga Library is a public library serving the greater Wodonga area, providing for the community's educational, cultural, recreational and...

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Furphy Museum

150 years of history are celebrated at the Furphy Museum. The most distinctive product to carry the Furphy brand is the farm water cart. Conceived as...

Art galleries

Artback Australia Gallery and Cafe

Immerse yourself in the unique environment that is Artback. Artback Australia is set in a stunning heritage building that has to be seen to be...

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Shepparton Motor Museum & Collectables

The Shepparton Motor Museum and Collectables features a constantly changing display of cars, motor bikes, pedal cars and memorabilia. A leading...

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Things to do

Nature and wildlife

Venture into the diverse terrain of the Murray region – farmland, red gum forests, wetlands and even desert – and cross paths with the local fauna.

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Tours

Tour the Murray River and discover lush farmland and desert landscapes, red gums, historic paddle steamers, and sample local food and wine.

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History and heritage

Board a paddle steamer, explore pioneer homesteads, and learn about indigenous tribes who have lived in the area for over 40,000 years.

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Aboriginal Victoria

Find sites of significance along the Murray River and visit Mungo National Park, home of Mungo Man and Woman whose remains date back 42,000 years.