Rylstone and District Historical Society

The mission of the Rylstone and Disrict Historical Society is to promote knowledge and undersanding of the history of Rylstone and adjoining districts. The members enjoy a wide range of activities to maintain, develop, interpret and promote local history and the Society's collections and buildings.


The Cottage Museum collection consists of domestic items, clothing, tools and photographs portraying aspects of family life in the Rylstone district in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The major item in the Society’s collection is the Bridge View Inn built in 1871, the dining room features one of Australia’s few surviving murals of the period. The mural is believed to have been painted by Augustus Baker Peirce (1840 - 1919) and has been recently conserved.