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Furneaux Museum

Museums Art and Culture

The Furneaux Museum on Flinders Island is managed and cared for entirely by the volunteer members of the Furneaux Historical Research Association. It showcases the cultural and natural history of the indigenous people of the area.

The museum is a cluster of seven buildings which are themselves exhibits. Included is the one time private school and residence of the first government subsidised teacher on Flinders Island; 'Dryazell' which is still set on its original site and was the first Museum building. Another building is the replica of a Mutton-bird processing shed as used 1920-1948. There are also a Nissen Hut and Works Office building from the post-World War II War Service Land Settlement Scheme. The biggest and most recent building is the main exhibition building which houses an office reception area and a large space for special exhibitions. The exhibition topic changes six monthly

Opening times

June to August 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday

Sept to May 1-5pm Saturday and Sunday

Summer season open everyday

Easter closed Good Friday and Christmas day

Other times by appointment


Adults $4

Children 10-15 $1

Children under 10 free of charge


8 Fowlers Road, Emita, 7255

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