Creswick Historical Museum

Creswick Historical Museum

A treasure trove of information on local and district families and social life. mining records and memorabilia of gold rush and deep lead mining. Art works provide a significant insight into the cultural heritage of the area. Newspapers, microfilm and photograph, provide an almost complete record of the first one hundred years of settlement.

Address: 
70 Albert Street, Creswick, VIC
Tel: 
0353452329
Hours: 
1.30pm-4.30pm Sun and public holidays
Admission: 
Adults $2, students $1, children free
Facilities: 
Car parking, bus parking, research facilities, guided tours, brochure available.
Collection: 
Approximately 4000 items and 2000 photographs. Housed in the former Town Hall, a building classified by the National Trust - comprising notable artists and art works of historical importance. Featuring local artists Lindsay, Litherland, Moyle, Tibbits and Bernaldo. Records and Relics of early mining, including Berry Deep Leads, an extensive collection of local family histories and local social records, complete set of local newspapers from 1859.
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Items

Model

Mining safety cage

Creator:
A Bellingham
Description:
Shows how miners were transported below ground in deep lead mines
Date:
1850-1900

Flag

Capt. Hepburns Red Ensign

Date:
1830-40

This flag was used by capt. Hepburn on his round the world voyages and en route to Australia 1830 to 1840's.

Paintings

Creator:
T.G. Moyle and W. Tibbits
Description:
Paintings of early Goldfields
Date:
1880's

These artists lived on the early goldfields, using their skills to survive - The works are well known and very valuable.

Painting

John Anderson

Creator:
John Logstaff
Description:
Portrait in oils
Item Id Number:
516

John Anderson was member of early family in district who opened up sawmills in forests to obtain timber for mines.

Newspapers

Creswick Advertiser

Creator:
The Creswick Advertiser
Description:
A collection of all copies from 1859 to 1990
Date:
1859-1990