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Clunes Museum

The Clunes Museum is housed in the former warehouse (c.1860) of contractors Nicholl and Wallace who supplied building materials and hardware to miners, farmers and residents. Since then, it's many and varied uses reflect the town's history and, of course, it is very much part of the town's celebrated 19th century street-scape. Between the wars, it was part of the original knitting mill in Fraser Street. During WWII, it was used as a hostel for families. After the war, it was a hairdresser's for many years as well as an upholsterer's, a dressmaker's and even a fish and chip shop. The redeveloped building, now known as The Warehouse - Clunes to reflect it's 19th century history, reopened in 2014 and it operates as a Hub housing the Museum, the Library, the Visitor information Centre, the Hepburn Shire Service Centre as well as event and meeting spaces.

Esmond Park

Located on the hillside overlooking Clunes, Esmond Park contains a number of historical mining sites, including relics of the Port Phillip Mine.

From Esmond Park you can follow the winding Scenic Drive to the lookout for spectacular views over the town and surrounding countryside or take a stroll along the Clunes Creek Walk.

  • Scenic Drive, Clunes
  • Always Open

Clunes Cemetery

Step back in time and meet the pioneers of Clunes and district.

Explore your family history or discover the history of the Clunes gold rush.

Queens Park

Queens Park is a short stroll across Creswick Creek from the town centre of Clunes. Here you will find a pergola, barbecue area, information boards and a fountain.

The fountain, built to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee in 1887, has been restored and some of the original paths restored as part of the Creswick Creek Walk.

A lovely place to stop for a picnic or simply spend a few hours exploring or relaxing.

  • Ligar St, Clunes VIC
  • Always Open

Clunes Town Hall

The Clunes Town Hall and Court House is a striking and eclectic municipal building design by Percy Oakden, and a rare rural example of a combined Court House and Town Hall.

Built in 1872-3 the distinctive Victorian free Classical style building reflects the civic pride of a gold town at the peak of its prosperity, with many original period features intact. The hall is regularly used to events, meetings and functions. Visit during the Booktown festival and enjoy an event in the spectacular hall. Why not book the space for your next function?

The venue is available for hire for weddings, celebrations, fundraising events and other functions. For bookings or further information contact The Warehouse - Clunes on 03 5321 6131.

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