Museums | Historic Sites

This category can only be viewed by members.

Daylesford Avenue of Honour

Driving into Daylesford you will notice the spectacular sycamore trees lining the roads. These tress reflect the seasons, with stunning autumn colours, the bright greens of spring, the bare branches of winter and the muted tones of summer.

The Daylesford Avenue of Honour was planted to commemorate the First World War in 1918. They line Daylesford - Malmsbury Rd, a section of the Midland Hwy and Raglan Street.

  • Alway open

Historic Trentham Police Lock-up & Historical Society

Experience the history of Trentham with a visit to the historic police lock-up ad historical society.

Discover the historic police precinct with restored police station and portable slab lock-up. The portable lock-up is a rare structure and was designed to be relocated when required.

Visit on a weekend a speak to a friendly volunteer to find out more.

  • Open weekends or by appointment

Trentham Historic Railway Station

Once a stop along the Daylesford to Carlsruhe rail line, the Historic Trentham Station represents the golden era of rail travel. View the restored train carriages and memorabilia before wandering along the Domino Track walking trail.

Come on the 4th and 5th Sunday of the month to meet the locals at their monthly market and indulge in a range of local products on offer. Also located within the Station is the Visitor Information Centre. Open weekends by a dedicated volunteer team, drop by to say hello and collect some local tips on the area.

  • 1800 454 891
  • Open weekends subject to volunter avaliability

Clunes Historic Streetscape

Almost the entire town of Clunes is heritage-listed and numerous grand old buildings can be found throughout the town, dating back to the gold rush days. The history is perfectly illustrated with a visit to Fraser Street.

Fraser St is wide and elegant, full of 19th-century shops with original storefronts and distinctive verandas, and lined with oak and elm trees planted last century. Take a walk around the township and discover the charming architecture and history of the town including the former London Chartered Bank (1871) and Italianate Post Office (1878), which is now home to a second hand bookshop. Make sure you stop by the historic Clunes Museum in Collins Place, to discover the history in more detail.

Photo credit: DMR Tourism

  • Always open

Creswick Museum

Visit the creswick Museum to leanr about the rich history of Creswick. Regular exhibitions as well as the standing collection is on display. Creswick Museum is housed in the former Municipal Offices of the Shire of Creswick, situated in the Creswick Town Hall complex. The Creswick Town Hall was built in 1876 a magnificent two storey National Trust classified building, with a tower and clock. From the balcony on the second floor you can look down onto the Exhibition Gallery.
The Museum is opened Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays between 11am to 3.30pm. The Museum is closed on Christmas and Good Friday.

The Research Centre is a ‘keeping place’ for items relating to Creswick and District, history and development. This includes a place for the storage of minute books and other paper materials relating to the various organisations which have and do operate in the community. Open Fridays & Saturdays from 11am-3pm. Fees apply.

  • 03 5348 2845
  • OPen weekends & public holidays 11am-3:30pm

View your venues on the map