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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 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 settlers, San Remo history, maritime history, the two bridges, chicory industry, etc. Extra temporary displays are changed approximately three monthly. An up to date 15 minute history of Phillip Island DVD suitable for all ages is available to view in the museum space, 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 wifi is available for in-museum research, and the museum's reference collection may also be used in 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 til 12:00 noon, and Tuesdays 10:00am til 12:00 noon during Victorian school holidays. Entry charge is by gold coin donation, and children are free. A museum detective sheet is available to assist children in exploring the museum.
Entry cost ($): $2.00
Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf