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Murrurundi Museum

                  The Museum is open:                                                            

Weekends from 10am – 1pm.                                                                                                                                    

Or you can find us on the web.www.murrurundihistoricalsociety.com                        

Contacts:                                                                  secretary@murrurundihistoricalsociety.com                                  

Phone:      6546 6843  (during opening hours)                                                          

otherwise: 6546 6536 or Mobile: 0418 647 176  (Jenny can come on call)                

A new exhibition is on at the Church Hall "The Drawing Room"

The Drawing Room an exhibition by artists from Murrurundi and curated by Julius van den Berg opened on Australia Day  26th  January at 1pm & will continue for next few months. During the year the museum will be having bus trips for photographers and interested people, one around town & another to see Wool Sheds & the final one to Wallabadah Rock & Timor Caves.

Exhibitions this year will include " Before there was power" and Beersheba as it is the centenary of that battle. This year we hope to be able to do improvements in the back yard as well as continuing the work we are doing in the museum.                                                                                                                    

The museum is open:                                                            

Weekends from 10am – 1pm.                                           

Or you can find us on the web.www.murrurundihistoricalsociety.com                         Contacts:                                                                  secretary@murrurundihistoricalsociety.com                                  

Phone:      6546 6843                                                           

(during opening hours)                                                          

otherwise: 6546 6536.                                                              

or Mobile: 0418 647 176                                                    

(Jenny can come on call)                                                                                       

 

Previous Exhibitions

In January a Toy Exhibition presented by Brittnee Hyde.

Please call in and see the new (Old toys) exhibition which Brittnee has put together in the old Church Hall next to the Museum.

  

 

  

 

Also Red Cross exhibition soon to be available in the entrance hall at the Museum, so keep an eye out for this one.

 

Meanwhile come and see:

Norvill Solo Flight Exhibition (Now finished)

Please come in and have a look at the Foyer Exhibition at the Museum for Norvill Solo Flights Around the World, Across Australia, Around Australia and Australia and New Zealand.

The exhibition is open till 17th December 2014.

So please come and check it out.

Don't forget the World War 1 Exhibition also on at Church Hall next door to the Museum.

Since the new executive is heading the team over at the Museum we have been looking in cupboards, files and storage to make sure we know what we have.               

In this process we have found many interesting items we were unaware we had.                                                 

Some of these items we are hoping that the residence of Murrurundi can help us with; they are photos taken between 1925 and 1949. These photos are of pupils at Murrurundi Public School, some tennis teams and a football team.                                                                               

Maybe you were living here at that time of your parents were and you can recognize them as young people, please drop in and see if you can help us.                           

Also don’t forget now that the weather is warming up to come down and also bring your visitors to see our World War 1 Exhibit and also our Aviation Exhibit        

The museum is open:                                           

Weekends from 10am – 1pm.                                           

Or you can find us on the web.www.murrurundihistoricalsociety.com                        

Contacts:  secretary@murrurundihistoricalsociety.com                                  

Phone:      6546 6843 (during opening hours)                        

otherwise: 6546 6536.                                                                                        

 

 

World War 1 Exhibition

 

All the research has finished and we are now getting ready to put the First World War Exhibition together . 

Official Opening April 25th (Anzac Day).

 

Our opening hours will be weekends and public holidays from 10am to 3pm and also by special appointment $5 entry for adults with primary schoolchildren free. Thank you everyone who has lent us items for display in the  exhibition                                                                                                                          

We will also be open over the King of the Ranges Stockman's Challenge & Bush Festival and Murrurundi Festival weekend.

Friday 2nd May: 11am to 2pm

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th: 10am-2pm

Our next meeting is the AGM on the 14th April at 1.30pm  at the museum when membership is due everyone is welcome .

      

 

Photos below from Bridal Exhibition.

  Murrurundi Bridal Expo  

 

 

 Murrurundi Baby Expo

 

 

 

 

 

  Some artefacts from the Museum 

 

 

 


The Murrurundi Museum is housed in the old Literary Institute building, on the site of the original police lock-up.

 

Murrurundi was first settled in the early 1830's after the route over the Liverpool Range had been discovered. This led to the easier passage to the north and north-west, and the town developed as a frontier town for law and order and as a service town, providing shelter and provisions to the passing travellers. In 1842 Thomas Haydon began selling lots of his property that was across the river from the Murrurundi township and called the new settlement Haydonton.

 

 

One of the very first settlers in Haydonton was Benjamin Hall, the father of Ben Hall, who is better known as Ben Hall the bushranger. In 1842 Benjamin Hall purchased a block and built a slab cottage to house his family. The family is remembered in a shopfront window in Adelaide St, Murrurundi on the site of the original block. The two towns existed side by side until the early 1900's when they amalgamated to become known as Murrurundi. The district has a rich and interesting history.

 

 

 

 

The museum, which is run by the Murrurundi & District Historical Society has a wonderful collection of artefacts, papers and photographs all of which help to illustrate the life of the people who lived in and built the community. The Society members are proud to be custodians of the history. The museum is open to the public on Wednesday afternoons from 1 pm to 3 pm and on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon. We also open on the last Sunday morning of each month from 9 am to 1 pm. Entry is by donation. We are only to happy to open by appointment at other times. Visits from schools and organisations are most welcome

 

 

Murrurundi & District Historical Society
Information: The Society (founded 1981) aims to preserve and display items, photographs etc. of local history.
President Phone:  
Museum when open 02 6546 6366
Contact: Carolyn Farrow 02 6546 6536
Visitor Information Centre

 02 6546 6446

Postal Address:

PO Box 90 
Murrurundi NSW 2338

Email: secretary@murrurundihistoricalsociety.com
 Website:  www.murrurundihistoricalsociety.com

Murrurundi Museum
Information: The Murrurundi & District Historical Society's Museum aims to collate the local history of the historic towns of Murrurundi (founded 1840) and Haydonton (founded 1842) and display items and photographs of relevant materials. Opening hours are 9.30am to 1pm Saturdays and 10am to 1pm every last Sunday in the month. Special openings by appointment.
Phone: 02 6546 6536
Address:

Literary Institute, Mayne Street 
Murrurundi NSW 2338

 

Children's Play Area & Picnic  Area
Wilson Memorial Oval - Murrurundi 
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Paradise Lane -  Murrurundi NSW
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