Culture Victoria

Benalla Costume and Kelly Museum

14 Mair Street BENALLA Phone: (03) 5762 1749 Visit Website

The Benalla Costume and Kelly Museum was founded in 1967 and is accredited through the Museum Accreditation Program (Vic). It is owned and managed by the Benalla Historical Society.  The Museum specialises in costume and local history, including much of the NED KELLY STORY.

The costume collection dates from 1770 to the present, and is shown in regularly changing exhibitions of dressed models, with appropriate accessories and decor to suit the theme of the exhibition.

The Historical Society also has a 'Research Room' now located in the Museum building in which early Benalla newspapers, books, documents, and pictures are stored.

Our Collection

Major changing exhibitions of costume and local history, several permanent exhibitions, a special collection and display on Ned Kelly, a wonderful model house of the 1960's and other artifacts too numerous to mention.