COME & EXPLORE
OUR LOCAL HISTORY!
WANDER THROUGH HISTORY. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
Learn about the history of the Upper Yarra Valley and wander through our collection of historical buildings, artefacts and other preserved items. Located at Yarra Junction in the old Railway Station, the Upper Yarra Museum first opened in 1972 with a small collection of locally donated pieces of machinery and household goods of all descriptions. We have since grown our collection to include historical displays about the gold rush era, farming, sawmilling & forestry, railway & timber tramways, and family life in general in the old Shire of Upper Yarra. Additionally, the museum has a collection of historical buildings including a 1890s railway cottage, workers huts from the Upper Yarra Dam construction period, the Powelltown police station office, and the old Yarra Junction jail/lockup.
Our Museum is located next to the Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail at Yarra Junction. Plan some time for a stop here on your next cycling trip. Or if you are heading to Blue Lotus Water Garden, Mount Donna Buang or Warburton, make sure to allow some time to visit us as well.
Our Museum is open on Sundays from 10am to 4 pm. Group bookings and school tours can be arranged on other days as well. Read more >
To help ensure we are stronger into the future, we'd love to invite you to support us as we sustain our heritage site and collections. If you can help we'd love you to chip in. Find out more >
We offer fun & informative history tours for school kids from kinder age to grade 6. Find out more >
We have a collection of local history books available for purchase as well as old photos and Museum merchandise. These items are available at the Museum and online. Go to shop >