Exhibitions & Events

Special exhibitions

Temporary exhibitions are staged in the Exhibition Hall at the Museum, changing usually two or three times a year. Curated by Museum volunteers, temporary exhibitions generally focus on some particular aspect of life in the Furneaux Islands, or may sometimes showcase new Museum acquisitions or objects too fragile to be put on permanent display.

Current exhibition
The Tomb of History
Items from the Time Capsule that was ceremonially buried in 1973 at the Council Chambers in Whitemark on Flinders Island and dug up in 2023 on the 50th anniversary of the burial. Some items were water-damaged beyond repair; others have been restored. The exhibition also features reminiscences of life on the island 50 years ago.

Some of our past exhibitions:
Shipwrecks of the Furneaux Group
> Lonely Graves of the Furneaux Islands
> Music and Dance in the Furneaux Islands 
> Quirky Objects


Flying by the Seat of their Pants, 2022-23

Music and Dance in the Furneaux Islands, 2014

Ten Island Stories, 2021