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East Coast Heritage Museum

Preserving the past for the future

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East Coast Heritage Museum

The East Coast Heritage Museum overlooks tranquil Great Oyster Bay and the spectacular backdrop of the Freycinet Peninsula on the stunning East Coast. The Museum’s collection has over 5000 objects from the very small domestic objects such as pins to larger early convict items like the original Swansea gaol door. Significant items include the World War I Honour Roll, an 1880 Tasmanian fiddleback blackwood billiard table, convict artefacts, Quaker costumes, a Distinguished Flying Cross and a Legion of Honour Medal. With a changing exhibition program patrons can be sure to experience something new each time they visit.

The Museum’s school and heritage rooms are part of the old 1860 school and post office, built of stone and rubble from the old military fort on Waterloo Point. Also on site are the Glamorgan Spring Bay Historical Society Inc., the East Coast Visitor Information Centre and the War Memorial, ensuring that visitors leave with a comprehensive picture of the people, places, events and trades within the municipality from settlement to the present day.

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East Coast Heritage Museum

22 Franklin Street, Swansea, Tasmania, Australia

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