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Deloraine and Districts Folk Museum

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Description

Family history and geneaology service by appointment.

Description

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. Current Exhibition: Who was the real Jimmy Possum? See the chairs that made the mystery and discover clues about Tasmania's most mythical innovator. 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 Museum focus is on the horse drawn era and the extensive gardens contain many farm implements on display. Museum entry is $10.00 per ticket, $8.00 for concession, $20.00 family (2A, 2C). Children are $4.00 under 12. Yarns Artwork in Silk is included in your ticket.


Hours: The Museum is open 7 days a week from 9 to 5. Closed on Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday. Winter hours may vary.

Map & Directions

98-100 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine TAS 7304, Australia

Directions

500 metres to Deloraine Post Office. 49 kilometres to Launceston. 48 kilometres to Devonport.