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.
Queenscliffe Historical Museum reviews
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 »
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 planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Queenscliff
Hidden gems in Queenscliff
Nearby attractions in Queenscliff
Wildlife in Queenscliff
Duration: 4 hours
Museums in Queenscliff
Duration: 30 minutes
Plans to Queenscliffe Historical Museum by other users
8 days in Geelong & the Bellarine BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Queenscliff BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 42 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Newcastle & Queenscliff BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Melbourne & Torquay BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium