Wangaratta Museum

Wangaratta Museum

The museum is operated by the Wangaratta Historical Society Inc. and is housed in the former Wangaratta Fire Station. The lower floor is divided into two display rooms and a research room, upstairs a storage area. Approximately 160 square metres of floor space. In addition there are a number of items on display in the cellar of the Vine Hotel at north Wangaratta.

Address: 
The Old Fire Station, Ford Street, Wangaratta, VIC
Tel: 
0357210827
Hours: 
2-5pm Sundays, or by appointment
Admission: 
Single $1, Family $2
Facilities: 
2 display rooms on site, one display room off site, a research and computer room where we have a collection of bookins and other documents on local and family hisotiry, and we fill research requests for a small fee.
Collection: 
Smaller items of historical significance; household, commercial, industrial, agricultural military etc, from the Wangaratta District (we do not have space for large items such as farm vehicles). 10,000 photographs from the local area both recent and historic. We also have a collection of glass plate negatives from a former photographer in Wangaratta numbering 3000-4000. Ultimately, every item in our collection will be catalogued and cross referenced, and every photograph scanned and stored on hard disk.
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Items

Bottle

Creator:
Buffalo Brewery Prize Ale
Description:
Bottle in good condition, label deteriorated.

The buffalo Brewery operated by Bryant and shell brothers, existed in Wangaratta in late last Century, early this century, although the exact dates are uncertain

Butter Churn

Creator:
Cherry Brand, Gisborn Victoria
Description:
Hand operated butter churn
Date:
Early this century

Dress

Creator:
Silk Frock
Description:
Silk Frock and Jacket, silk lined and embroided
Date:
Early this century

Iron

Petrol Iron

Petrol Iron
Creator:
Orac Brand, Brant Bros Melbourne
Description:
Iron heated by petrol
Date:
early 20th C.

Telephone

Wall Mounted Telephone

Wall Mounted Telephone
Creator:
LM Ericson Sweden
Description:
Early Telephone Manufactured 1903

It was phone number 43 - Rutherglen