Myrtleford Old School Museum – Myrtleford, Australia - Atlas Obscura

Myrtleford Old School Museum

An insight into the town's history of tobacco farming and involvement in World War II.  


The Myrtleford Old School Museum is a small museum housed in the old Myrtleford State School building which operated between 1870 to 1938.

The museum provides an interesting insight into the history of this small town in northeastern Victoria, Australia. It’s an area steeped in history, with tobacco farming being a key part of the early industrial development of the local area in the 1920s. The tobacco industry was driven mostly by the large number of Italian migrants who settled down in this region. 

The museum also tells the fascinating history of the Myrtleford Prisoner of War Camp, a key part of the history of Australia’s involvement in World War II. The exhibits include an old schoolroom, a kitchen modeled on the 1930s style, and many interesting relics from the agricultural and mining historical techniques.

There is also a large collection of photographs and the historical research by the museum allows locals to investigate the vast records of information to discover their genealogy. The museum is operated and run by the Myrtleford & District Historical Society.

Know Before You Go

There is a small entry fee. It is best contacting the museum to arrange a visit as opening hours are limited. 

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