Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Museum

The Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Museum has sixteen rooms, large and small, housing an eclectic collection of artefacts from Australia and exotic shores beyond. From prehistoric times through to early exploration, convict days to more recent times the collection is multifaceted.

Early farming tools and dairy utensils, natural history, laundry and kitchenware, the local mining industry, early photographic equipment and musical instruments. Furniture and fashion are also on view, The Railway Refreshment Room tableware is on display, as well as a schoolroom and clothing from the 19th century.

Don't miss the technology room nor the Papua New Guinean dioramas. Dioramas and many amazing natural history items were bequeathed to the Society by Mel Ward (Charles Melbourne Ward) actor, naturalist and marine collector, 1903-1966. His Gallery of Natural History and Native Art was based in a long, narrow fibro building at the Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath.

Local history publications and souvenirs are available for purchase. The grand 1858 sandstone railway station (still in use), in which the collection is housed, is in itself worth a visit, as a reminder of the days of steam train travel.

There is something of interest for everyone. Open school holidays.

Nearby events

  1. Fire: An Installation by Kevina-Jo Smith

    Saturday 20 January 2018 to Saturday 17 March 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Fire is a site-specific installation by artist Kevina-Jo Smith at the Woodford Academy, the Blue Mountains oldest building. Smith’s installation engages with concerns of climate change and the bushfire season in the Blue Mountains. The inst…

    20 Jan - 17 Mar
  2. Standing Up Alive: Aboriginal Art Exhibition

    Sunday 18 March 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Standing Up Alive is an Aboriginal expression describing how the people are not only still going, but are dynamic: alive! Join Aboriginal artists Wayne Brennan, Shane Smithers, Chris Tobin, Leanne Tobin and Uncle Peter Williams who use the …

    18 Mar - 13 May