Queenscliff Historical Museum

The Museum is dedicated to conserving and displaying items relating to the local history of the Borough of Queenscliffe since 1838. The diverse collection reflects the many aspects of the development of Queenscliffe; sea pilot station, fishing village, military guardian of Port Phillip Bay and fashionable sea-side resort. The museum building is set in a grassed reserve between the Post Office and the Library in the main street of Queenscliff and houses both temporary and permanent exhibitions.


Photographs from 1862 representing people, buildings, installations and the marine environment. Archives including diaries, rolls, registers and family records documenting life in the Borough since 1838. Local newspapers from 1882. Artefacts including shipwreck items and 1863 doctor's medicine box with contents. A unique collection of lace and other textiles including quilts, garments and decorative household items.