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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 latest exhibition showing at the Kyneton Museum is Beyond the Tattoo. This fascinating exhibition explores the anthropological origins of body modification from various cultures, looking at the social implications of permanently altering one's natural state through tattooing, indigenous scarification and piercing.

The exhibition features items loaned from private collector and owner of Victoria's only tattoo museum, Brett Stewart. Some of the collection highlights include tattoo machines from the 1800's, Flash artworks, Ta Moko 'Uhi' tools and some of the most bizarre homemade and prison contraptions you will ever see.

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 is on in Kyneton check out the Facebook page, Macedon Ranges Arts and Culture. You can even win a free family pass when you guess the Mystery Object.

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  • Child activities
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Guide
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Guided walks
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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 email.

  • Museums Australia
  • National Trust
  • Visitor Information Centre
Wheelchair access to majority of outdoor exhibits via Powlett Street vehicle entrance, as well as ground level gallery space.