Cultural Heritage

Opened in 1970, Kyneton Museum is located in the original Bank of New South Wales building C.1856.

The lower floor is now used for temporary exhibitions and upstairs is a recreated manager’s residence of the mid-late 1800s. Outdoor exhibits include bluestone stables, kitchen, laundry, farm machinery and vehicle sheds and Theaden Cottage. Public programs are linked to all temporary exhibitions.

Kyneton Museum houses a social history collection from Kyneton and the surrounding districts that reflects the lives of residents from early European settlement to mid-century. The collection consists of approximately 9,000 items including fine china, furniture, agricultural equipment, wagons, carriages, costumes, saddles and tools.

The Kyneton Museum could not keep its doors open without its volunteers, who perform many tasks associated with running a museum. Volunteers link the Museum with the local community. Through their wide range of skills, expertise, knowledge and their dedication to preserving and sharing history, the Museum’s volunteers contribute significantly to the Museum’s reputation and worth.

Kyneton Museum is urgently seeking more volunteers and would love to hear from you. Visit our volunteer portal to register your interest.