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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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Art galleries

Gallery 294 Corowa

Gallery 294, a co-operative of local artists, is open seven days a week, 362 days a year. Visitors of all ages can chat to the artist on duty or...

Heritage buildings

Old Wentworth Gaol

The Old Wentworth Gaol offers a self-guided tour that gives you a chance to inspect the inside of a fascinating historical landmark, designed to...

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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.

Museums

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...

Museums

Jindera Pioneer Museum

The Jindera Pioneer Museum is contained within a remarkable old store and home that belonged to the pioneering Wagner family. The 'store' is stocked...

Museums

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...

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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...

Art galleries

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...

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...

Art galleries

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

Rivertrack Studios and Gallery

Rivertrack Studios and Gallery are designers and manufacturers of handmade sterling silver jewellery, wood carving, and fine art. Unique one of a...

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Station House Museum Culcairn

Station House - home to seventeen Stationmasters and their families from 1883 to 1979 - is a tangible reminder of the great railway expansion of the...

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Things to do

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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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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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.