Located in Deloraine at the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre – the Folk Museum will provide you with a fascinating insight into the regions pioneering past.
The Folk Museum encompasses the Family & Commercial Inn built in 1863 and a Pioneer Walk consisting of reclaimed and reproduction heritage buildings showcasing the lives, tools and farming equipment of early settlers.
Today the Inn reflects the life of the country publican and his family.
In 1972 Mrs. Alma Bramich donated the old Inn and grounds to the community of Deloraine to help preserve the history of the pioneers of the area and as a tribute to them. The restoration of the property was carried out by the Deloraine Group of the National Trust, Rotary Club, Meander Valley Council and many community members.
The Exhibition Room contains local information about the region and houses the Probation Station artefacts. During May each year, in celebration of the Tasmanian Heritage Festival, museum entry is FREE.
The Museum focus is on the horse drawn era and the extensive gardens contain many farm implements on display.
End your excursion by viewing and playing the Aquaphonium, a water powered musical fountain.
Entry fee is $8.00 per adult, $6.00 seniors, $18.00 family, $5.00 groups of 10 or more.
|98-100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine TAS, 7304|
|+61 3 6362 5280|
|9am to 5pm, 7 days.|