East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

East Gippsland Historical Society Historical Museum & Resource Centre

Bairnsdale Galleries, Museums and Collections

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Overview

Housed in the historic former Bairnsdale College, built in 1892, the East Gippsland Historical Society displays the unique history of Bairnsdale and surrounding district within

Description

Housed in the historic former Bairnsdale College, built in 1892, the East Gippsland Historical Society displays the unique history of Bairnsdale and surrounding district within its museum and grounds.

The Society maintains a large collection of archival photographs and memorabilia, with seven rooms displaying a range of items with themes including music, kitchenalia, first and second world wars, medical practice, fashion, and communication.

Adjacent to the main building is the 'Calajero' Log Cabin; the original Delvine School: Union Bank coach house and machinery sheds. The society also maintains gardens containing Australian Heritage roses.

Exhibitions are held throughout the year focusing on various topics of interest covering local social history, as well as presenting a range of artefacts and items of significance to the local community.

The resource centre holds regional archives, including documents, photographs, newspapers, microfiche, which are available to researchers, and anyone with an interest in East Gippsland History.

Map & Directions

40 Macarthur Street

Phone 5152 6363