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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.

Highlights

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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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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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Corowa Federation Museum

Step back in time and discover Corowas history and its role in the birth of Federation Australia by visiting the Corowa Federation Museum. Museum...

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Woolpack Inn Museum

The Woolpack Inn Museum, formerly the Criterion Hotel, is a two story historic building with heritage listing. There are 22 rooms of exhibits. Some...

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Maxs Motor Museum

Come and see cars and motors from all ages at Max's Motor Museum. The museum displays comprise of vintage cars to modern; oil engines and free...

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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...

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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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Shepparton Motor Museum

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

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Wentworth Model Paddlesteamer 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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Cockatoo Island Art Retreat

Visit the Cockatoo Island Art retreat on the beautiful Broken Creek at Nathalia. Walk amongst the artists and view their work. Classes are available...

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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...

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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...

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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Echuca Historical Society Museum and Archive

Echuca Historical Society Museum and Archive has an extensive historical collection that dates back to 1867. This is housed in the National Trust...

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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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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.

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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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Tours

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