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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 steamers. 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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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.

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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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Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum

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

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Shepparton Motor Museum and Collectibles

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

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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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Wodonga Library

Wodonga Library is a multi-purpose space dedicated to the Wodonga community. In addition to having an awesome collection of books, magazines and...

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Mooroopna Museum

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

Art galleries

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...

Art galleries

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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Nathalia and District Historical Society Museum

Whilst visiting the Nathalia and District Historical Society which is located in the original 'Old Mechanics Institute' building from 1887, you will...

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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...

History & heritage

Pioneer Settlement

Take a journey back in time and experience Australian history up close at the Pioneer Settlement, located on the banks of the Marraboor River.

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