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Creswick Museum

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

  • Council Chamber
  • Council Chamber
  • Mining Display
  • Looking from the Lindsay Room
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An accredited museum housed in the Town Hall complex. The Research Centre is in the old Infant Welfare Centre. The Town Hall was built in 1876, a magnificent two storey National Trust classified building. The interior of the building is notable for the magnificent classic winding staircase of local Basalt and ironwork. The museum’s collection comprises of:

An accredited museum housed in the Town Hall complex. The Research Centre is in the old Infant Welfare Centre.

The Town Hall was built in 1876, a magnificent two storey National Trust classified building.
The interior of the building is notable for the magnificent classic winding staircase of local Basalt and ironwork.

The museum’s collection comprises of:

Paintings, prints, and artifacts of the famous Lindsay family who were born in Creswick.
Colonial art works of Burkitt, Moyle and Tibbits depicting life of early Creswick and district.
Collection of naïve artist Victor Litherland’s paintings and Springmount Pottery.
Gold mining history of Creswick and district.
The former Council Chamber is retained very much as it was when it was last used for Council meetings.
A collection of photographs from the district.

Creswick was the place where the New Australasian Gold Mining Disaster happened in 1882 with the loss of 22 miners.

Notable people from the region were John Curtin, Captain Hepburn, Alexander Peacock and William Spence.

The Research Centre is a Place of Deposit, Public Records Office. Amongst the collection is Creswick Advertisers 1859 to 1974 and maps of the district.

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Cost

Adult
Tour groups during the week can be arranged @ $3.00. Two days notice required.

Valid from - Valid to
22/12/14 - 31/03/16

Entry cost ($): $4.00 - $5.00

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Self guided

Opening hours

Saturday
11:00am-3:30pm

Sunday
11:00am-3:30pm

Memberships

  • Museums Australia
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.