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Sorrento Museum

827 Melbourne Rd, Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
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EXCELLENT LOCAL HISTORY

if you're visiting the area you really need to check this place out! It has fascinating history on... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Lurch71
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Macedon Ranges, Australia
Fascinating View into History

This is another example of a very good local museum being run by Volunteer staff from The Nepean... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Wally H
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Perth, Australia
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827 Melbourne Rd, Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

if you're visiting the area you really need to check this place out! It has fascinating history on Sorrento and the Southern Mornington Peninsula, excellent displays and very knowledgeable staff who are available to answer questions, or give a guided tour! They are all volunteers...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is another example of a very good local museum being run by Volunteer staff from The Nepean Historical Society. On the day of our visit, 2 ladies were in charge of the "ship" and they were both absolute fountains of knowledge. Entry fee was...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is an underutilised gem. The inforamtion provided on histroy is great but don't underestimate how much is happening in the local area now. Ask about the recent discovery of the zygomataurus.

Thank Lesley M
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Museum is located in the former Mechanics' Institute (1876-77) and was established in 1965 by the Nepean Historical Society. There is alot to see with old relics, maps, clothing from the 1800's, pottery, old homewares and more. Talk about a blast from the past....More

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This museum is quite a surprise packet, with shipping relics, period clothing, maps, homewares to name a few items it has something for everything. The little house next door is a real treat to see how our forebears lived a hundred or more years ago....More

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Nepean Historical Society was formed in March 1965. The then Flinders Shire Council made available to the Society the Mechanics Institute building which was opened as a museum in September 1967. The museum has many interesting collections from shipwrecks to the local history and...More

1  Thank Tim J
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

If you love history there is plenty of it with ship wrecks to horse drawn carts .Victorian history,Steam train going through Sorrento.

Thank Dags1954
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Visited here with friends.. staff were lovely, exhibitions were informative and engaging. Offered wonderful insight into the area- great afternoon!

Thank sammys646
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