Channel Historical & Folk Museum

The Channel Historical and Folk Museum has displays of items, memorabilia and information relating to the history and lifestyle of the D'Entre casteaux channel area from Margate south to Gordon. The Museum is owned and managed by members of the D'Entre casteaux community and most of the items have been donated or loaned by past and present residents. The Museum is open to the public six days a week. There is a research library with books, a collection of photographs, maps and newspaper clippings relating to the district. The Association has special programs for school groups and community and tour groups are catered for.


The collection consists of displays, exhibits and information on a unique collection from the Electrona Carbide Works, timber industry, fishing and scallop industry, agriculture activities, boat building and shipping in the channel, 1967 Bush Fires, school records and photos, sporting records and photos, social memorabilia, an early style kitchen, bedroom bathroom and washhouse. The collection is well set out in sections, uncluttered and well labelled.