Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place

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

Phone: 03 5150 0737  |  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


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Children 16 and under




Payment methods accepted

EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Groups wanting to make bookings are ask to contact the museum at least a week prior to booking date if possible so as not to double book.Groups can have as many as 30 in a group.

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
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Guide
  • Interpretive centre
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet


  • Art and craft
  • Cooking
  • Bush Tucker

Opening hours

Weekend visits are by appointments only, group bookings must state if they plan on attending the museum on the Saturday. Sunday is a closed day.

Monday to Friday
9:00am -5:00pm


  • Aboriginal Tourism Australia
  • Museums Australia

Disabled access

Access to museum via ramp, also with toilet facilities accessible by wheelchair. Museum has enough room to view all artefacts for people in wheelchairs.

How to get here