Kyneton Museum

Museum reopens

Kyneton Museum’s doors will reopen on Friday 26 June with a new local exhibition, Unique by Nature, United by History.

Appropriate measures will be in place to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff due to the current pandemic. 

We will be monitoring visitor numbers to allow for social distancing, and we have increased cleaning services. Sanitiser will be provided on site and visitors are expected to provide contact details for tracing purposes. 

About the museum 

The museum collection is housed in a National Trust building that was built in 1856 as a Bank of New South Wales.

There are changing exhibitions in the original banking chamber, and upstairs the bank manager’s residence is preserved in time.

Outdoor exhibits include original bluestone stables, servant's kitchen, laundry and Theaden Cottage.

The museum is also home to a wide variety of carriages and historical agricultural equipment.

Opening hours and location

The Kyneton Museum is closed to the public until further notice, due to the COVID-19 situation.

Contact us

Call us on (03) 5422 1228 or (03) 5422 0319, or email

Exhibitions and events

Find out about our upcoming exhibitions

Admission and charges

  • Full price: $5
  • Concession / student (child under 5 free): $3
  • Family (2 adults & 2/3 children): $10
  • Education / Schools program (per student): $2.50 
  • Hire of grounds for events: $200 for the first hour and $45 for each additional hour
  • Hire of 'Museum Backdrop': $95 flat fee during business hours. Additional charge outside business hours.

Special bus group concessions apply. Contact us for a quote.

Features and collection items

Some of our outdoor exhibits are temporarily unavailable while works are underway. 

  • Upstairs bank manager’s residence from the 1850s
  • Fascinating local history
  • Historic bluestone building
  • Relaxing gardens
  • Located in historic Piper Street
  • Changing exhibitions
  • Household items
  • Linens, laces and costumes
  • Art works and photographs
  • Significant collection of agricultural machinery and horse drawn carriages.

The Friends of the Kyneton Museum

The Friends of the Kyneton Museum are a dedicated group of people who work alongside our Museum staff; raising money, initiating projects  and generally assisting with routine maintenance of the Museum property and collection.   

Volunteers at the Kyneton Museum perform at range of tasks from tour guiding to general maintenance of the museum collection.