Culture Victoria

Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement Museum

Monash Drive SWAN HILL Phone: (03) 5036 2410 Visit Website

The Pioneer Settlement, situated near the picturesque banks of the Little Murray River, is a place that leaves you wanting more. From the moment you enter feel yourself transported back into a typical 1920s Mallee street. Sit in the delightful tearooms and listen to the sounds from the music shop Pianola blend with the horse’s hooves and laughter of visitors enjoying free horse and cart rides. Free vintage car rides are also available, proving a popular way for visitors to absorb the sights offered. Add to your visit a cruise aboard the PS Pyap, dressing up in costume, a walk on Pental Island, a chat with Uncle Bruce about local indigenous culture, and a Sound and Light show at night.

Our Collection

Over 20,000 artefacts relating to life in the Murray-Mallee in the era 1830-1930. Included are 50 buildings, many tractors, cars, trucks and items of farm machinery, a huge number of domestic items, two late-1800s riverboats, and many books and publications. A large collection of Aboriginal artefacts is also on display.