Clunes Museum (William Barkell Memorial Arts & Historic Centre Inc)
The Clunes Museum is an historic building (1860) in the main street of Clunes which houses a collection of memorabilia from Victoria's first gold town. Displays include agricultural, gold, coins and cultural themes. Reception has a shop where local crafts, souvenirs and local history books are on sale. A research section offers a wide range of records dating back to the early 1860's. The Clunes Museum is run by volunteers. The Clunes Museum is accredited by MAP.
The major strengths of the collection of 2,500 objects are photographs and items pertaining to gold mining, agriculture, industry, factories and commerce, education, local government, religion, domestic items, WWI memorabilia and local community archival records.