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Queenscliffe Historical Museum Inc

49 Hesse Street QUEENSCLIFF Phone: (03) 5258 2511 Visit Website

We are a social history museum and archive, and provide genealogy research facilities and assistance. We present a History Talk every month for our members and visitors. We are a MAP accredited Museum and are currently applying for re-accreditation, as well as renovating and updating our display area. The Museum is run entirely by volunteers.

Our Collection

This collection is housed in the Queenscliffe Historical Museum, an organisation dedicated to conserving and displaying items relating to the local history of the Borough of Queenscliffe since 1838. The diverse collection reflects the many aspects of the development of Queenscliffe; fishing village, sea pilot station, military guardian of Port Phillip Bay, and fashionable sea-side resort. The collection includes ? Artefacts such as shipwreck items, an 1863 doctor's medicine box with contents, silverware, china, garments, military items, toys, trophies, household items, and a unique collection of lace and other textiles including quilts, ? photographs from 1862 onwards representing people, buildings, installations and the marine environment, and ? archives including diaries, rolls, registers, newspaper clippings, family records documenting life in the Borough since 1838, and local newspapers from 1882.

This collection documents the local history of Queenscliffe and the surrounding district.

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