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

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Mooroopna Museum

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

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Arts Space Wodonga

Arts Space Wodonga provides a contemporary art gallery and multipurpose venue to develop, deliver and celebrate arts and culture. With over ten...

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The Old Station Gallery

The Station Gallery is run by the Cobram and District Artists Society. Showcasing the talents of local artists, the gallery is open to the public...

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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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Murchison Museum

The Murchison Museum showcases the varied local history of Murchison and District. Murchison is the oldest European settlement on the lower Goulburn...

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Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)

See one of Australia's most important collections of historical and contemporary ceramics, along with a significant selection of Australian art.

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Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum

The Museum is a Lake Boga Lions Club project and is a memorial to those who worked on and with the Flying Boats during World War II and particularly...

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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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Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery is well recognised as having one of Australia's most comprehensive collections of native art. Along with a growing...

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Mildura Arts Centre

Feed your creative spirit at this regional art gallery, performing-arts venue, historic house and sculpture park all rolled into one fabulous setting.

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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Army Museum Bandiana

You are invited to visit one of the largest and most diversified Army Museums in Australia. The Army Museum Bandiana is a museum that will surprise...

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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.