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Phillip Island Museum

89 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Victoria, 3922

The Phillip Island Museum is operated by the Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc and occupies a space within the Phillip Island Heritage Centre.

The museum displays historical objects, photographs and information regarding Phillip Island and district. Themes covered are Indigenous history, early colonists, San Remo history, maritime history, the two bridges and the chicory industry.

Extra temporary displays are changed approximately every three months. An up to date 15 minute history of Phillip Island DVD and touchscreen suitable for all ages is available to view in the museum, and also available for sale. A selection of local history books are also available for sale.

The museum is attended by knowledgeable volunteers. A laptop with Wi-Fi is available for in-museum research, and the museum's reference collection may also be used. A museum detective sheet and touchscreen is available to assist children in exploring the museum.

Groups including schools and tour groups are welcome outside normal visiting hours by arrangement and special presentations can also be organised. Normal hours are Thursdays and Saturdays 10:00am to 12:00pm and Tuesdays 10:00am to 12:00pm during Victorian school holidays. Entry charge is by gold coin donation, and children are free.

Content: Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices

Children are free. Special advertised open days are also free.

Child Free
  • Car park
  • Interactive centre
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
Opening hours:
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Museums Australia
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
89 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Victoria, 3922

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