Sale Historical Museum

The museum is housed in a stylish colonial building originally designed as the administrative headquarters of the Borough of Sale. It houses a relatively large and diverse collection. Local government paper-based records and original council furniture are especially outstanding. It has a sizeable collection of portraits of local pioneers by Alfred Bock, and a significant collection of photographs of early Sale, military objects, textiles and household devices. It is developing a collection relating to Mary Grant Bruce.

Address: 
Foster Street, Sale, VIC
Tel: 
0351445994
Hours: 
1:30 to 4:30 Sundays
Admission: 
Adults $2.00, Children $0.50
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access is difficult, book sales
Collection: 
8000 objects plus 2000 photographs
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Items

Bicycle Frame

Description:
Remnant frame of an early bicycle, known as a "Boneshaker", made in France.
Date:
1870s
Item Id Number:
132

Fender

Creator:
Not known
Description:
A cast iron fireside fender, designed at Sale Technical School and cast at Lacey's Foundary, Sale.
Date:
Not known
Item Id Number:
489

Sheperd's Smock

Creator:
Smith family
Description:
A 200 years old canvas sheperd's smock, extensively smocked.
Date:
1800+
Item Id Number:
553

Portrait of John Campbell

Creator:
Alfred Bock
Description:
A portrait, oil on canvas (using a photographic technique) of John Campbell of Glencoe, near Sale.
Date:
1876
Item Id Number:
020xx

Convict Spoon

Creator:
M. Saxon
Description:
A large silver coloured spoon hand-engraved in a rough manner with a message and figures
Date:
1830
Item Id Number:
546