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SIR JOHN McEWEN
ALFRED WILLIAM EUSTACE
HENRY HANDEL RICHARDSON
WW1 HONOUR ROLL
THE OLD COLONISTS
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Alfred William Eustace - Oil on gum leaves
Alfred William Eustace - Oil on gum leaf

Outdoor Exhibition - A typical trolley from the Chiltern Goldfields
Typical trolley from the Chiltern Goldfields

A Collection of photos of soldiers from the WW1 Honour Roll
Photos of soldiers from the WW1 Honour Roll

Athenaeum Collection - A set of Gold Weighing Scales from the Gold Rush Era
Gold Weighing Scales from the Gold Rush


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Chiltern Athenaeum Museum

The present brick building was erected in 1866, replacing an earlier timber construction, and used as Council Chambers, Town Hall and Library/Reading Rooms. When the Library was relocated in 1970 many old books remained in the present building forming an interesting collection of Goldfields reading matter in the original setting. About this time the Chiltern Athenaeum Museum was formed by enthusiastic members of the public who operate the museum on a volunteer basis.

Autumn Display 2018

Chiltern Remembers

The Chiltern Athenaeum Museum is proud to present 'Chiltern Remembers' - its first exhibition for 2018.

'Chiltern Remembers' will run until May 31 2018.

The exhibition will feature some distinctly unique and valuable items from our collection in what we hope is a respectful display that commemorates the memory of those who served. The main exhibition depicts a scene from a home in the district where news has been received that their soldier will not be returning from The Great War.

It also depicts a soldier’s ‘home’ during World War 1 and his constant thoughts of home.

The First World War Honour Roll is a dominating feature of the Chiltern Athenaeum and forms the central point of an ongoing collection of photographs, profiles, medals, certificates and other memorabilia relating to Chiltern and district people who served in both World Wars.

Elsewhere in the Museum you will find other displays of items from the Chiltern Athenaeum Museum collection. Items donated by individuals and families to help tell the story of Chiltern.

   

We trust you enjoy your visit.

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday 10am-3pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
Tel: 03 5726 1280
57 Conness St, Chiltern VIC 3683
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