George Evans Museum

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The George Evans Museum is a dedicated cultural facility adjoining Sunbury Library.

The Museum enables the storage and display of the local history of Sunbury and surrounds, as well as providing space for local community exhibitions.

The facility was first opened in 1987 under the former Shire of Bulla and was originally named the “Museum of Art and Society”.

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In later years, the Museum was renamed the George Evans Museum in recognition of his contribution to the founding of Melbourne and his settlement at Sunbury.

The Museum houses a substantial social history collection of over 5,000 items including records, objects and photographs.
The permanent exhibition includes displays relating to the Sunbury Festival, Caloola Training Centre (formally Sunbury Lunatic Asylum) and Rupertswood Battery as well as photographs of local families and early scenes of Sunbury. Special curated exhibitions from the Collection occur intermittently.

The George Evans Museums gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Sunbury and District Heritage Association, the Sunbury Family History Society and the Sunbury Historical and Heritage Society in their support of the George Evans Museum.

The museum is located in Sunbury Library, next to Hume City Council's Sunbury Customer Service Centre.

44 Macedon Street
Sunbury, Victoria 3429
Tel:
(03) 9740 5497
Email: contactus@hume.vic.gov.au

Free entry.

Opening hours:

Monday:
9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 12noon - 8pm
Wednesday: 12noon - 8pm
Thursday: 12noon - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: 2pm - 5pm
Closed on public holidays.

To learn more about some of Sunbury’s historic sites, please click here.

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The George Evans Museum houses a substantial social history collection of over 5,000 items including records, objects and photographs.

Updated : 3:34 PM, 23 February 2016

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