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Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

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Address: 35 - 37 Castella Street, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
Phone Number: 9294 6313
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Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is a new, contemporary space that reflects...

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is a new, contemporary space that reflects unique aspects of historic and modern life in the Yarra Ranges region.

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Always nice to visit. Usually artistic activities for the children and interesting exhibits. Good for school holidays and a nearby park and cafe is helpful too!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
AndreaLacaze
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Mount Evelyn, Australia
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Mount Evelyn, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Always nice to visit. Usually artistic activities for the children and interesting exhibits. Good for school holidays and a nearby park and cafe is helpful too!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were passing through Lilydale and decided to pop into the museum for coffee and scrumptious apple pie in the cafe. Then thought we'd better check out the museum. Fascinating history of white settlement in the Yarra Valley, and Coldstreams most famous daughter - Dame Nellie Melba. Very educational, well presented and interesting.

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Thank Kathryn R
Lilydale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I visited this museum while meeting friends. As a relitively new comer to the district, I learned heeps.

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Thank Diane H
Lilydale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Lilydale and surrounds history. You can buy most books that are offered. Just a great place to visit and look around.

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Thank Avachat110
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Yarra Valley Regional Museum is a beautifully designed contemporary space overlooking the quaint and charming Lilydale Croquet Club. Oil, Paint and Ochre, the current exhibition, offers a fascinating insight into the history of the Yarra Valley by focusing on the extraordinary friendship between William Barak, Wurundjeri Ngurungaeta and the de Pury family. Exhibits included paintings, drawings, letters and documents painting... More 

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Belgrave, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

This week I visited the excellent First World War exhibition in Lilydale. It finishes on the 23rd of August, so I made an effort to get there and I am so pleased that I did. It features many photos and personal stories. Some of the photos show the appalling conditions that these brave men found themselves in. There is a... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

I went to see the WW1 display. The staff greet you when you enter and are very welcoming and friendly, explaining what's on show and where to go. The exhibition space is on the small side but all the items were very well displayed to tell a rich narrative as you moved through the room. The exhibits really brought home... More 

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Thank Raedward
Lilydale, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

The Yarra Ranges Museum is well worth a visit. The exhibits change regularly and there are some very interesting items on view. The building itself is full of history also and was the Shire of Lillydale offices for many years. The museum restaurant is well worth fitting into your visit. Lovely coffee and very tasty meals. The museum is situated... More 

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Thank Gh0stguest
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

This is a great museum but pretty small and it doesn't take long to look around everything. It has its permanent local history section, and a constantly changing (after a few weeks) special display section, so you will always be able to see something different. The lady at the service desk was very nice and friendly, greeting us as we... More 

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Lilydale, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

This museum gives the history of this area in a very pleasant building. A cafe is next door where you can enjoy a coffee or meal after your visit.

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