Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum

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Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum

Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum
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The Folk Museum was opened as the Family & Commercial Inn in 1863. Today it reflects the life of the country publican and his family. Also housed in extensive gardens is the Pioneer Walk, where you can view reproduction and reclaimed heritage buildings showcasing the lives, tools and farming equipment of early settlers.
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,031 contributions
Apr. 2022
Visitor Centre, Yarns Artwork and the Folk Museum; what a superb trio of attractions in Deloraine. Housed in a historic building, the cottage dating to 1857 and the extension which functioned as an inn to 1863, both now restored to depict the lifestyle of a family and country publican. Fabulous exhibits of a bygone era; old sewing machines, the master bedroom with its period furnishings and patchwork quilt covering the bed, the parlour and dining room similarly furnished, the roll-top desk used by the first Council clerk, the cellar and bar areas. What stories if only those walls could talk.
Written 16 May 2022
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ewen h
2 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
Information centre with folk museum and “Yarns” audio visual presentation. The yarns exhibit is about 4 huge seasonal tapestries used to display local attractions and features. It is brilliant. The museum is in the attached former “Inn” and the backyard. Lots of old memories and plenty before my time.
Written 9 March 2022
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Libby S
Canberra, Australia12 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Solo
The old lnn has rooms made up depicting life in Tasmania in the 1800's, including artefacts found on the premises. This includes the Pub and it's cellar, as well as rooms in the home, museum showrooms and a marvellous walking tour of the grounds and gardens, including a laundry, dairy, settler's cottage, trappers hut, farming equipment and more.

I've been to several historic homes in Tasmania. This is more organic and vibrant. Staffed by Volunteers, it is a marvellous exhibit to visit.

I naively thought I'd pop in for 15 minutes. Allow an hour.

Don't forget to stop at the gift shop, and to ask the local volunteers at the front desk for advice on places to go and things to see. They'll be delighted to tell you about the Western Tiers Region.
Written 1 November 2021
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Julia575861
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Oct. 2021
What a wonderful reception we received at the Tourist Information counter and we were supplied with many maps and suggestions for how to spend our time in the area. We started with a visit through the Folk Museum, a fascinating historical collection, and then sat in the auditorium to hear and view the wonderful Yarns: Art in Silk ‘tapestries’. A truly amazing place.
Written 9 October 2021
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Pauline M
2 contributions
May 2021
Yarns artwork wall hangings were incredible. They deserve your attention if you are near the area its worth a detour. The rest of the museum was a very well presented exhibition of life of the time. Plus extensive out-buildings with machinery of the time.
Written 2 May 2021
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,870 contributions
Feb. 2021
Super museum inside and out. This museum was one of the most interesting we saw in Tasmania. It has great exhibits inside in the old building and interesting exhibits outside.
Written 27 February 2021
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Seymour, Australia41,104 contributions
Feb. 2021
Well entrance into this museum was incorporated into the fee for the Yarns exhibit ... so you literally step out of the auditorium and head off to through this museum. I would say allow yourself plenty of time if you are a bit of a history buff.

There was so much to see around every little corner... so many quirky little signs. I spent a considerable amount of time here ( well so it seemed ... after the lady in the visitor centre mentioned it ... ha ha).

I was here on a perfect day ... weather was divine... and the museum was exceptionally quiet so having the place nearly to myself gave me unlimited time to explore. There are a few things here that are worth mentioning... the views behind this museum are spectacular...so you will have an amazing backdrop for photos. the other thing is that they have a wonderful gardens full of buzzing bees.
Written 20 February 2021
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Dorwie
59 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
What a great place, the infocentre has the silk museum and the old museum attached, $8.00 for a senior to see all, this is excellent and a credit to all of the community.
Written 17 February 2020
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heidij0nes
Hobart, Australia2 contributions
Nov. 2019
What a treasure! The museum is an absolute must-see for every history lover as you step through the door straight into history. Every room is fully furnished, not just with period furniture but also with trinkets and day-to-day items, giving the visitor a true understanding of what life looked like at the time of settlement. Similarly the grounds with stables and workshops, and the trapper and early settlers huts were equipped with an incredible attention to detail. Highly recommended!
Written 9 November 2019
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Marie
2 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Family
Loved visiting this country museum today with the family. Such great displays both inside and outdoors, outlining the history of the Deloraine region. Highly recommend it, and the beautiful Yarns tapestry display is exceptional. Don't miss it! Lovely gift shop too with quality souvenirs.
Written 11 October 2019
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