Creswick Museum
Creswick State School Honour Board
Percy Lindsay The Gardener
The Magic Pudding.

RE-OPENING OF CRESWICK MUSEUM                                                          Until further notice Creswick Museum is open  between the hours of 11am to 3pm. Please note the change of closing and we will not be open any other day of the week. The museum being open depends on the situation in Victoria during the pandemic and subject to advice received from the Victorian Government and Hepburn Council. At all times we want to safeguard the health of our volunteers.  There will be limit on the number of visitors within the museum at one time. The Research Centre is not open for visitors until further notice. No group bookings until further notice. Please check our FaceBook for any changes.

Exhibitions, Research, Communicate and Conserve

The establishment of a museum became a desire for the town after WW2 especially with the passing of the older generation who were born in the Creswick district. Mary Lindsay, herself wrote to Mrs Curtin, after John Curtin’s death, asking for a token for the future museum. The Museum is housed in the old Creswick Town Hall. A National Trust building built in 1876. Of particular interest are the architectural features of the building - the basalt staircase and the wrought iron of the cantilever balcony.

Downstairs is a display of early colonial paintings by Moyle, Tibbits & Burkitt dating from 1859. The Bank Chamber is used to display the Current Exhibitions with pride of place the State School Honour Board made by Sloyd students honouring past students who served during WW1. The Mining Room tells the story of Gold Mining, in particular the worst gold mining accident in Australia when in 1882 only 5 men survived and 22 men lost their lives.

Upstairs, in the former Council Chambers, with its leather chairs surrounding a polished table and portraits of local politicians much as it was when the Council vacated the building and moved next door in 1969. Along the balcony are works by Victor Litherland, a naïve painter. The Museum has 60 of his works.

Museum Australia (Vic) Archival Survival Volunteer Museum 2014
Place of Deposit, Public Records Office of Victoria
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