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Furneaux Museum, Flinders Island


About Furneaux Museum, Flinders Island

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 Furneaux Group of Islands. The museum is a cluster of seven buildings that 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 used from 1920 to 1948. There is 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 every six months.

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Contact Details

8 Fowlers Road

Website: http://www.visitflindersisland.com.au/index.php?option=com_catalogue&task=view&class=product&categor