Deloraine and District Folk Museum

The Deloraine and District Folk Museum was opened as the Family and Commercial Inn in 1864. Today it reflects the life of the country publican and his family. Housed in the extensive garden is a Pioneer Walk where you can view reproduction and reclaimed heritage buildings showcasing the lives, tools and farming equipment of early settlers. The Museum focus is on the horse drawn era and the extensive gardens contain many farm implements on display.

A garden kaleidoscope adds some fun with heritage items to view along with a vista across the Great Western Tiers mountain range.

Current displays:

·         Milling in the region, early hydro power and vintage cameras.

·         We are supporting QVMAG with the loan of a number of our Jimmy possum chairs for their Jimmy Possum: An Unbroken Tradition Exhibition. Visit QVMAG to learn more about Jimmy and his chairs. Who was the real Jimmy Possum? See some bush chairs surrounding the mystery and discover clues about Tasmania’s most mythical innovator. The QVMAG exhibition will run until May 2023.

·         “The Sewing Room” displays early vintage full size and miniature sewing machines. Marvel at their beauty and purpose. Most of the machines in this exhibit are hand crank versions including a rare, early treadle machine. The sewing machine display is free.

We are a registered learning organisation with the Children’s University.

The museum is located at the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre, 98-100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine.  Admission: $10 full ticket, $8 seniors, $20 family (2A, 2C), children $4. Yarns Artwork in Silk is included in your ticket.

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