East Gippsland Historical Society

Museum in Bairnsdale, VIC

The building is maintained by members of the East Gippsland Historical Society Incorporated. The building was restored to its present condition for use as a Museum and Resource Centre, and has been open for inspection since 1972. The building was originally designed for the Presbyterian Church for use as a college. The Bairnsdale College was opened for day students and boarders but was not terribly successful and by 1895 had become St Andrew's College, operating as a school for girls until it closed in 1909. With many changes of ownership over the years, the building was eventually purchased by the Shire Council on the 29th October 1970.

In the surrounding grounds of the museum you will find farm machinery, tools, and various buildings, including Calegero log hut, a pioneer building, which was built in circa 1880 by John Caughey on his selection near Iguana Creek on the Dargo Road at Glenaladale. The hut has been moved from it's former location to the museum site and was reconstructed and restored in 1989 by his descendants and their friends as a Bicentennial project.

The Historical Museum has seven main rooms which showcase furniture, furnishings and artifacts from the days of our parents and grandparents. Specialist collections include: Office equipment from public offices; Photographic, cameras and projectors; Lamps and lighting; Musical instruments and gramophones; War memorabilia and honor rolls; Medical, dental and pharmaceuticals; Clothing fashions; Communications, telephones and radios; Saddlery, harness and coaches and Early settler tools.

Contact Information

  • 40 Macarthur Street
    Bairnsdale, VIC 3875
  • Phone: 03 5152 6363
  • Fax: 03 5152 6363
  • vCard
Premium Wholesalers & Dropshippers


Other Information

Other Categories:

Entertainment » Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Entertainment » Museums

Related Listings:
Berwick Pakenham Historical Society Museum
Cairns Museum
Queensland Museum
Townsville Museum Inc
Katherine Museum


Featured Listings

  • Used Car Parts Search Request from Wreckers


    Request a used car part from wreckers around Australia with one simple form. Searching for car parts from wreckers is

  • Halls Construction

    Butler, WA 6036

    Halls Construction in Perth provide residential and commercial brick repair services from Mandurah to Two Rocks. Our

  • Roller Door Repairs Perth

    Suite 100/6/50 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, WA 6000

    Perth’s garage door company Roller Door Repairs Perth serves the entire metro area of Perth. At Roller Door Repairs

  • Merindah Botanicals

    PO Box 402
    Newstead, TAS 7250

    Our 100% natural range of face and body care products empowers women to feel confident & beautiful

  • Launceston Treadmill Hire

    66 Kennedy Drive
    Unit B6
    Cambridge, TAS 7170

    Looking to hire a treadmill, exercise bike, elliptical cross trainer or a rowing machine in the Launceston Area? Based