Tumut and District Historical Museum

The museum's local history collection includes furniture, clothing, books, china, machinery and photos. These items are displayed in a bedroom, parlour and sewing room of a 1920s house and in an extension. Separate rooms have been devoted to materials from the Returned Service League and to the writer Miles Franklin. A large machinery shed holds agricultural equipment and large domestic machinery. School photos and memorabilia are also available.

Address: 
Cnr Merrivale and Capper Streets, Tumut, NSW
Tel: 
0209471380
Hours: 
2pm-4pm Wed and Sat (other times by appointment)
Admission: 
Adults $2, children 50c
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, guided tours, historic research
Collection: 
Collection covers items and information believed relevant to the history of Tumut and district. Textiles of the last century including articles worn by Miles Franklin plus a manuscript of "Childhood at Brindabella" of importance. Agricultural tools and information. Shire history and items. WWI and WWII memorabilia. Photographs.
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Items

Stationary Engine

1901 Columbus Engine

Description:
The first petrol driven stationary engine brought to Tumut. It is very rare.
Date:
1901

Memorabilia

Miles Franklin Collection

Description:
Collection of clothing, books and other memorabilia which belonged to the author Miles Franklin

A special room set up to display items which belonged to Miles Franklin. A descendant of early pioneer families in the Tumut area, she was born in Tallurigo