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Queenscliffe Historical Museum

The Queenscliffe Historical Museum collects, preserves and shares historical information in all facets of life in the Borough of Queenscliffe from Wadawurrung occupation to European settlement in 1838 to the present day for the pleasure and education of local and wider communities. It is an award winning museum and a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers.


Borough of Queenscliffe Community Organisation of the Year 2024

AMaGA (Victoria) Volunteer Project of the Year 2023

Victorian Community History Awards, Royal Historical Society of Victoria 2024: Commendation.

CMAP Accredited Museum

Current Exhibitions

Queenscliffe Revealed: Hidden Histories – New Narratives

Origins & Environment

The land and waterways now occupied by the towns of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale are highly significant places for the Wadawurrung People and the later development of Victoria.

Creating Community

From the early 1800s, community development in the area now known as the Borough of Queenscliffe was diverse and rapid.

The Queen of Watering Places

If the heart of pleasure lies in good health, the Borough of Queenscliffe had it in spades.

Films & Oral Histories

QHM has a good collection of films, documentaries, oral history recordings and other audio-visual material.

What's On

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QHM has about 250 members, some of whom volunteer their services for one of many interesting roles, such as researcher, writer, events and maintaining displays. All members receive regular newsletters and can join in QHM’s social activities.

The Queenscliffe Historical Museum acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the museum stands, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin nation and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways.
We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.