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Echuca Historical Society Museum

1 Dickson St, Echuca, Victoria 3564, Australia
+61 3 5480 1325
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Interesting but take hard cash!

This is a very interesting little museum with stories from various periods of Echuca-Moama’s past... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DamEm41
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Wow, Wow, Wow! A real mecca for history lovers!

This place was truly amazing. It's a photographer's paradise that's for sure. History abounds at... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
debbiemsg
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Echuca Historical Society Museum is open daily from 11am till 3pmLots of photographs of early settlement, paddlesteamers and large archive, plus memorabilaia of the river boat, timber and wool trade of early Victoria.Researchers are available ( by arrangement ) to assist your search
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1 Dickson St, Echuca, Victoria 3564, Australia
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+61 3 5480 1325
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"old police station"
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"early days"
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"on display"
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"household items"
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"wonderful collection"
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"few hours"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting little museum with stories from various periods of Echuca-Moama’s past from the people who founded the towns through to the contributions of local aboriginal conscripts in the First World War and lots in-between. It also has lots of exhibits including...More

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Dot H, Manager at Echuca Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit...yes we would like to be able to afford EFTPOS facilities, but fees make it unviable.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This place was truly amazing. It's a photographer's paradise that's for sure. History abounds at every turn. We had the best time even though the place was absolutely packed!

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Dot H, Manager at Echuca Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit, we appreciate your comments

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

We like looking into the past, history of places especially Echuca as my great grandmother family from my mothers side lived there as well as my great grandfather from my fathers side was there too. I even found the family name on one of the...More

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Dot H, Manager at Echuca Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Thanks for visiting. If you didn't ask for information, maybe we have more than was on the board.

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

First of all they have a jail out the back, an absolute highlight, love a good jail, besides this, lots of displays and information about the history of the towns of Echuca and Moama. Lots about the paddlesteamers and a very informative area about the...More

Thank Amanda C
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Dot H, Manager at Echuca Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2018

Thank you for kind words, yes our members work hard to maintain displays and give value to visitors.

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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Good amount of displays. Love the wedding gowns and the old materials preserved. The history of the place is also well presented. Good collections. Worth the visit.

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Dot H, Manager at Echuca Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Appreciate your comments and visit.

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

We were given an extensive 1 1/2 hour tour by a very knowledgable retired river boat captain who shared his experiences and history of the Murray and Echuca. Very interesting museum with everything from wedding dresses to a jail!

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Dot H, Manager at Echuca Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

Thank you for visiting and glad you enjoyed your tour

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Small but interesting display and helpful staff. Limited hours so check first. Housed in old police station just across from the old wharf. They do change their displays from time to time but the old police history is always there.

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Dot H, Manager at Echuca Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Thank you for visiting. Just qualifying our hours for readers, we are open daily (7 days per week) from 11am till 3pm, though if you need research it is best to phone ahead so a trained researcher is available for you.

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Researching family involvement with early trade on the rivers this museum provides a wonderful insight on what my forebears helped develop as new Australians moved up the Murray and other rivers from SA and the rail links to Melbourne and into NSW. Well displayed and...More

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Dot H, Manager at Echuca Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thanks for your comments, much appreciated by our volunteers

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Small museum but with lots of information. Staff friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. A lot of items showing history of items. The day we went there was a wedding dress display and was great to see the changes over the last 100 years. Also old machinery,...More

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Dot H, Manager at Echuca Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thank you for visiting, so glad you enjoyed the exhibits

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

Though not large there is plenty to see of Echuca's history situated in the Old Police Station there is plenty to see from the past, they have changing displays, there was a great display of Bridal gowns from the past while there in September, situated...More

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Dot H, Manager at Echuca Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you for visiting, appreciate your comments

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Gary N
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Dot H | Property representative |
Hi Gary and thanks Amanda C the above is quite correct. Opening hours 11am til 3pm. Unlikely to be change of opening times but on days forecast to be 40 degrees our volunteer duty people can make a call and close 2pm... More
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