Furneaux Museum

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Furneaux Museum

8 Fowlers Road, Emita, Flinders Island

T (03) 6359 8434

E furneauxmuseum@gmail.com

W www.furneauxmuseum.org.au

The Furneaux Museum at Emita on Flinders Island showcases the cultural and natural history of the Furneaux Group of Islands. A large and varied collection of artefacts, historical records and natural history is housed in the Museum complex. Most of the Museum's buildings are themselves historic, with highlights being the first government subsidised school and the Whitemark Police cells from 1916.

Visit the Furneaux Museum to learn about the people, places and events that have shaped Flinders Island: shipwrecks, muttonbirding, farming, island families, the Soldier Settlement Scheme, the Wybalenna settlement, local fauna, shells, geology and much more.

There is a small entry fee ( $5, cash only) and children are free.  The Museum is run by volunteers from the Furneaux Historical Research Association. Opening hours vary according to season.

From Boxing Day to Easter Tuesday inclusive: 1:00pm to 5:00pm every day ( except Good Friday).

Rest of the year: 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Find the current hours by phoning (03) 6359 8434 at any time (recorded message).

How to get there?

The Furneaux Museum is 18km north of Whitemark. From Whitemark, turn left onto Palana Road. Drive past Flinders Island Airport and continue for 14km until you reach Emita. Turn left into Port Davies Road (also signposted as the road to Settlement Point and Wybalenna) and continue for 1.4km. Turn left into Fowlers Road. The Museum will be on your right.

 

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