Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place

Address: 37 - 53 Dalmahoy St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875

Phone: 03 5152 1891  |  Fax: 03 5152 3115  


Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place is a museum housing a vast collection of artifacts, art and information where visitors can learn about the history, heritage and culture of Aboriginal East Gippsland. The displays feature shields with traditional markings, boomerangs, bark canoes, grass baskets, videos and an exhibition of contemporary aboriginal art.

Importantly the Keeping Place provides testament to the incredible wealth of culture, heritage and tradition that abounds across the lands of the Gunnai/Kurnai people of Gippsland. It highlights the significant, yet often ignored history of this country,dating back for many thousands of generations.

It provides the opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the true history, and the true value of Australia's Indigenous cultures. The Keeping Place also provide personalised tours for school groups and organisations and is a highlight of any East Gippsland visit.

Content: Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place

Cancellation and booking policy

All group bookings require 2-4 weeks notice in advance.Booking cancellations will need to be confirmed 2 weeks prior to allow for other bookings to be made.

Local directions

The Keeping Place is located in Dalmahoy St - directly opposite the V/Line railway station.Follow the Keeping Place signage located in the main traffic lights in the busy CBD area which will bring you onto Dalmahoy St, next door to Bairnsdale Neighbourhood house.


  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Guide
  • Interpretive centre
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet


  • Art and craft
  • Cooking
  • Bush Tucker

Opening hours

The Keeping Place is open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm Week-ends by appointments - group bookings must state if they would like a week-end booking prior to confirmation.


  • Aboriginal Tourism Australia
  • Museums Australia

How to get here