Kyneton Museum
Kyneton Museum
Domestic Ties
Domestic Ties
Domestic Ties

Kyneton Museum

Address: 67 Piper Street, Kyneton, Victoria 3444

Phone: 03 5422 1228  

Email: museum@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Located just an hour north of Melbourne, the Kyneton Museum collection is housed in a beautiful bluestone building recognised by the National Trust and designed by architect Andrea Stumbucco who was responsible for many beautiful buildings in the Gold Rush era.

The building was designed as the first Bank of New South Wales but in order to meet the banking needs of a fast changing population it made its way to the central Victorian Goldfields.

The latest exhibition showing at the Kyneton Museum is 'Domestic Ties', showcasing the humble apron from practical to pretty. Tradesmen such as blacksmiths, cobblers, carpenters and butchers wore aprons. Today chefs and those working with food wear aprons and an apron is still part of the regalia worn by Freemasons. While the apron performs a useful function, it can be a fashion accessory and styles have changed over the decades. From fancy and frilly to practical and plain, discover aprons from the Kyneton Museum Collection and private lenders in Domestic Ties.

Don't forget that the rest of the Museum is open as normal, so come in and enjoy wandering around the gardens and taking in the outside displays.

Keep up to date with cultural events and what's on in Kyneton check out their new Facebook page, Macedon Ranges Arts and Culture. You can even win a free family pass with their 'guess the Mystery Object'.

Content: Kyneton Museum

Cost

TypeValid fromValid toEntry cost($)

Adult

20/07/1430/06/15$6.50

Family

20/07/1430/06/15$15.00

Concession

20/07/1430/06/15$5.50

Child

20/07/1430/06/15$2.50

Payment methods accepted

Cash Only 

Facilities

  • Child activities
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Guide
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet

Activities

  • Guided walks

Opening hours

The Museum can be opened by appointment for group tours and school group visits during the week and public holidays. To make an appointment or for further information please telephone or e-mail.

Memberships

  • Museums Australia
  • National Trust
  • Visitor Information Centre

Disabled access

Wheelchair access to majority of outdoor exhibits via Powlett Street vehicle entrance, as well as ground level gallery space.

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