Coleraine Local History Centre and Museum

Newspapers, files on local organisations (eg churches, schools), photographs, local cemetery records, obituaries and some local family histories are included in this collection.

Puffing Billy Railway

The Puffing Billy Railway is assisted by the efforts of over 700 volunteers from the Puffing Billy Preservation Society.


Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a unique and award winning design based on the open wings of the white Cockatoo - totem of the Grampians/Gariwerd region. Brambuk is committed to education, training and employment of Indigenous people and the preservation and promotion of culture.

McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park

This Gallery is housed in a purpose built structure, and is set in 4.5 hectares of cultivated bushland which is being developed as an Australian Sculpture Park.

Horsham Historical Society Inc.

The Society's base is the former Municipal Library (1909), an historic building now owned by the Rural City of Horsham.

Coolart Wetlands and Homestead

Coolart is an historic farming property with buildings dating from the 1860s. A 100 years old mansion houses historic photographs and art exhibitions.

Croydon Historical Museum

The Museum is part of the Croydon Library Complex. The collection includes photographs, original paintings and a wedding dress.

Como Historic House and Garden

Como is one of a few surviving large suburban estates, dating from 1847, just over 10 years after European settlement of the Port Phillip district. For 95 years it was owned by the Armytage family, prominent graziers and well known members of Melbourne Society.

Foster and District Historical Society Inc.

The Museum, consists of an historic post office (1890), a early and later period school buildings, pioneer's cottage and a bark hut. Lewis Lasseter (of fabled gold reef fame) - story of his activities in the district. His work boat is on display at the Museum.

Fisherman's Cottage

The Cottage is furnished in the early 1900s style and contains many maps and photographs. Farm machinery and fishing gear are housed in the implement shed that sits in the Cottage's yard.

Learmonth Museum

The Learmonth Old Shire Hall houses a local history collection of photographs, maps and newspapers pertaining to the former shire of Ballarat. Of particular interest is the photographic collection depicting early Councillors.Approximately 500 photographs

Port Fairy History Centre

The Centre is housed in the historic Port Fairy Court House, formerly the district's Supreme court. The main courtroom is intact and includes the original furniture.

Cohuna and District Historical Society Inc

The Cohuna & District Historical Society Inc was established in 1970 and meetings were held in the old library at the Memorial Hall until 1984. The Museum, which received accreditation from Museums Australia in May 2001, is now housed in the former Presbyterian Church (built 1922).

Yarrawonga Mulwala Visitor Information Centre

An extensive international collection of gems, minerals and fossils are displayed in a well presented simulated mine. A recorded commentary supplements this display which is all on ground level.Approximately over 1000 gems, minerals and fossils from all over the world.

Ringwood Historical Research Group Miners Cottage

The small, four room miner's cottage is a replica of one destroyed by fire in 1991. It contains basic furnishing from the era of the original cottage. The Research Group also maintains an archive collection relating to the development of Ringwood.

Elmore Progress Association Station Museum

The Museum collection includes early photographs of the town, displays of the local history of some early buildings, farm accessories, and other items used mainly in the early days.Approximately 750 items

Oakleigh and District Museum

The Society is based in a room within the classified former Mechanics Institute and its holdings include local records.

Tracy Maund Historical Collection

This diverse collection includes archives, photographs and sound recordings that relate to the establishment and practices of the Royal Women's Hospital from its foundation in 1856 to the present day.5000 items

Historical Society of St Kilda Inc

Files, books and photographs of historical and current interest are amongst this collection. A vast collection of costume and memorabilia is stored at the public library. This material forms the basis of special displays which are occasionally mounted in the library foyer.