Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum

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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Sue H
Pershore, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The tourist information office here in Deloraine is amazing; very helpful and friendly.

We were amazed to find two fabulous attractions. The yarn artworks exhibition and folk museum.

The yarn exhibition showcased an amazing piece of needle work by locals 25 years ago depicting the area over four seasons. We’re not into such things usually but well impressed with the work and presentation.

Next was a wander round the folk museum. Just lovely and probably one of the best Tasmania has to offer; especially at $8 each (concession rate)
Written 18 February 2024
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tashalexandra70
Lakes Entrance, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
So much to see. Well worth a visit if you're in this area. Fabulous display. This gorgeous town should be very proud. Wonderful History. A must see.
Written 13 March 2023
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Salibu
Berwick, Australia498 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
One of the two things on my list for when we visited Deloraine, and this did not disappoint at all. Such a comprehensive display of items from the past and extremely well put together. Congratulations again to the people of Deloraine, you are to be congratulated. Another place not to miss.
Written 4 March 2023
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Steve R
50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
The museum in Deloraine is a superb local museum staffed by Friedan’s helpful volunteers. It provides a unique insight into the harsh life of the early European settlers.
Particularly enjoyed the replica Trapper’s hut
Written 31 January 2023
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Kerry P
Warrnambool, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Displays are well presented and signed. The walk through the museum flowed well, providing local and Australian history. Educational and interesting.
Written 26 December 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,593 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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