Maldon District Museum and History Research Centre hold wonderful collections of artefacts and historical records related to the Maldon District – these are used to tell our stories
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary – 1966 to 2016
Recipient of the award for Heritage Advocacy at the Mount Alexander Heritage Awards 2016
Visit Mount Alexander Heritage Awards to read all about it
Our collection of Maldon-ness was started in 1966 by the Maldon Progress, Publicity and Tourist Association, and since 1992 has been under the custodianship of Maldon Museum & Archives Association Inc.
The collection continues to grow, and our members and volunteers continue to research, document, preserve and present it in a way which helps visitors to understand the past, reflect on the present and look to the future.
Our Association is largely self-reliant. Its successful operation relies on the commitment and huge contribution of time and expertise of our many volunteers and supporters, and income primarily produced from museum entrance and research fees, and membership subscriptions. From time to time financial assistance has been received from various funding bodies for special projects, for example conservation and equipment purchases.
The district settlements covered by the collection include Baringhup, Bradford, Eaglehawk, Gowar, Maldon, Muckleford, Neereman, Nuggetty, Pollard, Ravenswood South, Sandy Creek, Shelbourne, Tarrangower, Walmer, Woodbrook (Chinaman’s Creek), parts of Eddington and Welshman’s Reef, and the Cairn Curran Reservoir construction settlement at Baringhup (1947 to 1956).
For a taste of the Maldon District’s rich and varied history visit the History page.