Birchip History Museum

This former Courthouse built in 1914 holds a collection of small domestic and agricultural artefacts on display and features a War Memorial Room. Documents include family, school, church, district, shire, sports and railway histories as well as ndividual files. Family research for inquiries is undertaken, using local resources and index of papers. Minute books of local organisations are stored safely. The museum also holds a collection of local historical objects.

Address: 
2 Cumming Avenue, Birchip, VIC
Tel: 
0354922691
Hours: 
By appointment.
Admission: 
Adults $2.00, Sudents $1.00, Coachgroup $1.50.
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, car and bus parking, guided tours, research facilities and archival storage, education, picnic area and refreshments nearby.
Collection: 
1300 photos and 500 artefacts and paper items all catalogued. Local community archival records in storage boxes; school registers; church records. Local history books and cemetery records for sale. Alston windmill and other buildings in the museum grounds.
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Items

Photo collection

Description:
1100 copies of photos of Birchip and district scences and people, depicting their way of life.
Date:
1890s-1990s

Microfilms

The Birchip Advertiser

Description:
Birchip's first newspaper, which has been indexed.
Date:
1891-1945

Mallee roller

Creator:
Tom Hobbes
Description:
Large roller made from an old boiler, last used in the 1920's by Tom Hobbes and his bullock team to roll mallee north of Birchip.
Date:
1910-1920s

The roller is not housed at the Museum but is at J.E. Taylor's Sunset Park at the southern entrance to Birchip next to the Sunraysia Highway.

Windmill

Alston

Description:
Alston windmill from Narraport Station, re-sited in Museum yard.
Date:
1880s

Originally at Narraport Station.

Clothing

Mrs Warne's dress

Description:
Black and lace taffeta dress, part of Mrs Warne's wedding trousseau, 1890.
Date:
1890

Mr and Mrs Warne lived on Morton Plains Station.