Deniliquin and District Historical Society Museum
If you love early Australian history, then the Museum of the Deniliquin and District Historical Society is the place for you to visit. The museum, in the beautiful old building of the former police inspector’s residence, built in the 1880’s, nestles at the end of Macauley Street next to the scenic Edward River. The 1880’s residence is a historic building with several rooms displaying a varied and interesting collection reflecting the different facets of a lively community.
The main attractions of our museum currently on display include items relating to the history of the Deniliquin Town Band, Picnic Races, Red Cross and Shearing Equipment etc. We also feature a War Veterans display of memorabilia, a collection of Police Records and an exhibit of Historical Costumes.
A great asset of significance to the history of Deniliquin and district is our collection of the local Pastoral Times newspapers dating back to 1859. These records provide a wealth of added information for those of you who are researching topics of historical interest dating back to days long gone.
Our museums large collection of exhibits and photographs on display highlight the lives led by the local residents in the early days of settlement alongside the Edward River once recognised as “The Best Crossing Place”. Volunteer members of the Deniliquin and District Historical Society proudly operate the museum and offer a warm welcome to all visitors.