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Echuca Historical Society Museum & Archive

03 5480 1325

Echuca Historical Society Museum & Archive has an extensive historical collection that dates back to 1867 up until 1969. This is housed in the National Trust listed former Police Station and Cell complex in Echuca, Victoria.

The historical collection comprises of an extensive quantity of textiles, books, photography, documents, wooden, leather and metal objects and river boat, rail, economic and family memorabilia and objects, much of which dates from the earlier portion of the above era and portrays the lifestyle of Echuca's early residents.

Groups and students are welcome and a guide to the collection is available by appointment. Several of the members are very experienced researchers, addressing enquiries for research from the general public, and indexing local newspapers from 1850 on a day to day basis.

Research fee is $30 for first inquiry, $30 per hour thereafter. With over 5000 museum items and an extensive archival collection.

Extensive textile collection, dating back to 1850s is now on exhibition, as well as a pictorial exhibition of Riverboat Wrecks along the Murray River in the local district, which had previously not been documented for the public and permanent exhibitions telling the story of settlement.

You can also see other items from the river boat days, settlement of the area, items relating to the coming of rail, logging the forests and much more. The museum contains information and photos relating to the pioneer residents and old buildings in the town.

The museum regularly updates its Exhibition Gallery of photographs - short term exhibitions

These items provide useful research material and provides in depth information which is not available elsewhere, to those needing readily available and accessible history, much of which is believed to be unique to the district.

90 minute walking tours of the Heritage area available, please phone for details.

Content: Echuca Historical Society Museum

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Group 10+
Payment methods accepted
Cash Only Cheque

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Local directions:

From Melbourne catch train or bus from Southern Cross Station to Echuca. Get off at the Echuca Bus Depot which is the Visitor Information Centre or Railway Station and walk west to High Street, then north along High Street to Warren Street intersection cross road and you are there at Dickson Street. (approximately two and a half kilometres) or catch the local bus at the station.

  • Child activities
  • Coach parking
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Sheltered area
  • Guided walks
Opening hours:

Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

  • Daily
    11:00am - 3:00pm
    Guided one hour tour of museum on Friday at 11:30am.
  • Museums Australia
  • National Trust
  • Visitor Information Centre

Contact operator for further details.