Snowy Scheme Museum
Snowy Scheme Museum
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Angela P
Mt Eliza, Australia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very fortunate to find the museum open, being a Friday. Well presented, with exhibits clearly labeled. Very interesting collection of vehicles, machinery and instruments used in the construction of the Snowy Mountain Hydroelectric Scheme, with photos and videos showing these things in use.
Written 24 November 2023
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Gibraltar_Bowral
Bowral, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Amazing Museum. As an engineer with some knowledge of the area I was delighted to see this museum and how it captured this significant national project telling both with the human stories and some of the technical stories. For a volunteer run museum the standard of building and presentation were very impressive. A must see place
Written 4 December 2021
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Stefanie K
Sydney, Australia264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020
I visited this lovely museum which documents the history of the snowy mountain hydroelectric scheme (1950-70’s). I visited Old Adaminaby region (Lake Eucumbene) to try and find information about my father who worked as a new immigrant from Slovenia in the scheme. We used to holiday several times a year on the lake (trout fishing). With covid restrictions, sadly the museum wasn’t open to the public however I contacted “Mark” (nunber was in the door) the day before and a time was arranged (social distancing maintained). Mark (a local photographer) was so kind and passionate about the museum. Very informative...There is a (modest) Entrance fee.
Written 2 July 2020
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Charles W
Greater Perth, Australia99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We arrived in Adaminaby at 2.30pm on a Saturday and found that we had missed the opening times of this museum by half an hour! Feeling that this is a bit early for such a place to shut, we set off, mumbling, for our next stop, Cooma. After a visit to the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre the next day, which we enjoyed very much - see separate review - we decided to backtrack to Adaminaby and visit the Museum. I'm so glad we did. (The limited opening hours are an unfortunate consequence of a shortage of volunteers to run this place - so we have to accept the early closing!)

There's lots to see and read. Lots of history about the Snowy Scheme and how it was built, as well as displays of the equipment used, both large and small. The photos on display showed how hard it must have been for those workers and their families, especially in the early days. There were also some fascinating films being shown, which once again concentrated on the personal side. Don't miss the half hour long film of the history of the development of the Snowy Scheme - it's an 'oldie but a goodie'!

The Snowy Mountains Scheme was truly a nation building project that changed our country. As such a trip around the beautiful Snowy Mountains region of NSW should be a 'must' for all and a visit to this museum will really help you appreciate it and the efforts of the pioneering people who built this magnificent infrastructure.
Written 16 March 2020
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Susan L
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The volunteers opened the museum for our group on a Thursday after I rang the week before, and Julia gave us the introduction to a fascinating museum, with lots of equipment from the 1950s and detail about the Snowy Scheme. There's also an area with pavers commemorating people who worked on the scheme--it took longer than expected to see the exhibits. This museum is run by volunteers so it's quite an achievement to have such an extensive display.
Written 19 October 2019
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eandg3
Brisbane, Australia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
We visited the Snowy Museum as part of our tour of the Snowy Mountains Region and were not disappointed. The museum contains thousands of personal items, memorabilia and artefacts from the very first days of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. You would need to allow at least an hour or two in order to do justice to all the items on display. The curators have done a spectacular job in assembling a vast array of display items covering both the engineering and personal side of the Snowy Scheme. If you are interested in an in-depth tour of the geology, the engineering, and the very personal aspects throughout the history of the Snowy Mountains Project, this is the place to find it. Well worth a visit.
Written 6 March 2019
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jgwitheridge
Wernersville, PA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
The museum is the reason we stayed in Adaminaby, and were given a tour by the owner of the Selwyn Lodge. He was terrific. This museum does not have a lot of polish, but its commitment to depicting an important part of Australia's water infrastructure is evident in the displays, equipment, and knowledgeable volunteers. This is an important part of the history of natural resource management, and It was well worth the couple of hours we spent there. I would recommend you watch the introductory movie.
Written 10 January 2019
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Peter M
Fareham, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
We arrived just before closing time, but were able to stay as long as we wanted. More information and displays than we could take in on a single quick visit (since we were passing through and needed to make progress). A good exposition of the tasks and techniques.
Written 13 September 2017
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philthy5
Adaminaby, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
My brother worked on the Scheme in the mid '60's, so it was great to see so much geat stiff from the era. Bought brother a shovel with a plaque from the works!
Written 23 May 2017
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James T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Heard it was great place to visit so planned to go with a group of friends who travelled from interstate. When we arrived on Sunday 13th January, between its advertised opening hours (ie 10am to 2pm), it was all locked up. Disappointing after travelling for some time. Asked in town, but was told it was becoming an increasingly common issue and they were becoming frustrated with the irregular openings. Sorry to have missed out!
Written 3 February 2017
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