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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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MAMA

Reopened in October 2015, MAMA - Murray Art Museum Albury re-imagines what a gallery can be. More than a showcase for art, MAMA is an...

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Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum

Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum houses a unique collection based on the seven World War II Prisoner of War and Internment Camps of the...

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Gateway Village

Situated on the Lincoln Causeway, between Albury and Wodonga, Gateway Village is home to an array of quality artists, fine art galleries, theatres, a...

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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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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...

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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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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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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...

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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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Mooroopna Museum

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

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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.

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Things to do

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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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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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.