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Deloraine and Districts Folk Museum



The Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum provides a fascinating insight into our regions pioneering past.

The Folk Museum encompasses the Family & Commercial Inn built in 1863 with the Inn set up as it may have been when the publican lived in it. A Pioneer village consisting of reclaimed and reproduction heritage buildings showcasing the lives and farming equipment of early settlers is set in lovely fragrant gardens of English flowers and native trees.

A public space for history and family research is available for free. There are some amazing resources to assist you with project and family tree research.

A garden kaleidoscope adds some fun with heritage items to view and a vista across the Tiers mountain range.

Current displays:

Now open - Milling in the region, early hydro power and vintage cameras.

We are supporting QVMAG with the loan of a number of our Jimmy possum chairs for their Jimmy Possum: An Unbroken Tradition Exhibition. Visit QVMAG to learn more about Jimmy and his chairs. Who was the real Jimmy Possum? See some bush chairs surrounding the mystery and discover clues about Tasmania's most mythical innovator. The QVMAG exhibition will run until May 2023.

For more information on Jimmy Possum please see the links below:

The man, the mystery, the chair: Who was Jimmy Possum?

Tasmanian Tuxedo: #47 Who was Jimmy Possum?

- "The Sewing Room" displays early vintage full size and miniature sewing machines. Marvel at their beauty and purpose. Most of the machines in this exhibit are hand crank versions including a rare, early treadle machine. The sewing machine display is free.

For a fun day out, bring the kids, bring grandad, there is something for everyone.

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In 1972 Mrs. Alma Bramich donated the 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.

Museum entry is $10.00 per ticket, $8.00 for concession, $20.00 family (2A, 2C). Children are $4.00 under 16. Groups of 10 or more are $6.00 per head. Coach parking is available at the front door together with disabled public facilities.

Keep a lookout on Facebook for special promotions throughout the year and school holiday programs.

Yarns Artwork in Silk is included in your ticket. The Museum is co-located with the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre.

A genealogy service is also available.

We are a registered learning organisation with the Children's University.

Useful link: www.westburyhistorical.org

Hours: Open 7 days from 9am to 5pm. Winter weekend hours may vary.

Contact details

Phone: 03 6362 5280

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Map & Directions

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


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