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Port Welshpool & District Maritime Museum

Corner Turnbull and Townsend Streets WELSHPOOL

Our Museum consists of a house and various out buildings located on two town blocks in Port Welshpool. The collection is spread over the whole area. Our strong point is the early fishing industry in Corner Inlet, including a daily diary kept by the Smith family from 1887-1958. Housed in Welshpool's first residence (1881), the Museum contains a local history collection that includes natural history objects, fishing and maritime artefacts. Original display cases house a magnificent shell collection that dates from the 1800s.

Our Collection

Our collection is the contents of the house which is now the museum, also includes local donations, the house was built and remained in the same family; shell collection, early fishing artefacts, family memorabilia, farming implements etc.

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