Queenscliffe Historical Museum, Queenscliff

4.7
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Queenscliffe Historical Museum is a regional cultural history museum in the town of Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia. The museum is part of the Museum Accreditation Program (MAP) and is managed by Museums Australia (Victoria).
Plan to visit Queenscliffe Historical Museum during your Queenscliff vacation using our convenient Queenscliff trip itinerary builder site.
Source
Create an itinerary including Queenscliffe Historical Museum
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Queenscliffe Historical Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
7 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • This place is a must for anyone interested in the history of Queenscliff, particularly its military & maritime aspects. All items are well displayed and are easily viewed in pleasant surroundings  more »
  • We had no idea this place was here, but it was raining and we needed something to do. How wonderful to find this fascinating little treasure trove, with it's mix of artifacts, costumes and all manner....  more »
Google
  • A lovely little museum with some fantastic artifacts and a wonderful volunteer called Allistair! Well worth a visit
  • The genesis of the Queenscliffe Historical Museum is found in the Centenary Celebrations of the Borough of Queenscliff in 1963. In her ‘foreword’ to the brochure published to commemorate the occasion, local historian Miss N.A. Dunn appealed for the preservation of records of the early days of the Borough. The suggestion was subsequently taken up by the Town Clerk and as a result, the Council directed, that support should be sought from local organizations and other interested parties. ​ Following this, the Council called a public meeting to discuss the matter on 17 June 1966. At that meeting it was resolved that the ‘Queenscliff Historical Society’ be inaugurated, and a committee of management duly elected to carry out its charter. Over the years and as the Society grew, differing views emerged on the way the Society should develop. The wealth and variety of material donated and collected by the Society, offered the opportunity to transform the organization into a fully fledged Museum. The generous donation of the Darren Baillieu collection which included a substantial financial donation, put the seal on this opportunity and the newly named Queenscliffe Historical Museum was officially opened on 28 April 1974 by the Premier of Victoria at the time, the Hon. Rupert Hamer. The Queenscliffe Historical Museum has been building its collection of historical artefacts, textiles, documents, books, films and photographs since its inception as the Queenscliffe Historical Society in 1966. The collection continues to grow through new acquisitions of objects that have historical significance to The Borough. However, only a small number of items housed in the museum are displayed in the permanent exhibits. Thematic exhibitions are rotated throughout the year to coincide with events occurring within the region or to highlight a specific topic.​

Plan your trip to Queenscliff

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Queenscliff

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 3h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Queenscliff

4.8
Duration: 8 hours
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
3.4
Duration: 8 hours
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Queenscliff

4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Nearby attractions in Queenscliff

4.2
Duration: 4 hours
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Queenscliff

3.5
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Queenscliff

4.3
Duration: 30 minutes