The Warehouse – Clunes
The Warehouse – Clunes houses the Visitor Information Centre, library, Clunes Museum, exhibitions, events and meeting spaces.
The Warehouse is situated next to Collins Place, which has a picnic area and provides a lovely space to relax. On the second Sunday of the month you will meet local producers at the Clunes Farmers Market. Over summer you can also experience the outdoor cinema. The Warehouse – Clunes has the facilities to be the location for your next team meeting, business conference, family gathering, tour group stop over or artistic exhibition.
The original part of this building was the former warehouse of contractors Nichol and Wallace, who supplied goods to Clunes' miners, farmers and residents. This part of the building is more than 100 years old and currently houses the Clunes Museum, a must visit when in Clunes.
Creswick Museum is housed in the former Municipal Offices of the Shire of Creswick, situated in the Creswick Town Hall complex. The Creswick Town Hall was built in 1876 a magnificent two storey National Trust classified building, with a tower and clock. Creswick Museum was opened to the public on November 20th 1970 by Sir Daryl Lindsay. The interior of the building is notable for the magnificent classic winding staircase of local Basalt. From the balcony on the second floor you can look down onto the Exhibition Gallery. During 2010 extensive work was undertaken in the Creswick Museum with grants from Heritage Victoria and Museum Victoria. Heritage Victoria's grant saw improvements to the Council Chamber with the removal of asbestos and rendering of the walls. The volunteers spent many hours cleaning and rehousing the photographs in the room. Downstairs floors in the Atrium Gallery and Colonial Art Gallery were replaced. New glass doors and tiling at the entrance. Museum Victoria's grant was to install security cameras and special lighting in the Mining Room.
In 2015 Hepburn Shire re-opened the entrance into the Ladies Retiring Room to give the museum additional space to display Lindsay works downstairs. The floor in the Bank Chamber was raised removing the need for a ramp into that room.
With the help of the Community the museum was able to purchase a Percy Lindsay Creswick artwork "The Gardener".
Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles
The Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles Collection consists of over six thousand old and historical bottles and other related objects. Dating from 1500 A.D. to present time the bottles cover all types of beverages including beer, wine & spirit, aerated waters, preserves, condiments, ginger beer, chemist and drug companies.
You'll find some very rare and significant pieces.
The collection is housed in the decommissioned South Clunes State School. The building was, for over 45 years, used as the Clunes Interknit Mill.