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

‘CUSTODIANS… a selection of our Significant Treasures’ is about ‘Caring for the Past for the Future’.

Since 1965 many people passionate about the preservation of the history of the Furneaux Group and Flinders Island have worked to create and build on our comprehensive collection. Furneaux Museum is well recognized for its collection and its significance.
This exhibition culminates from the work carried out in 2023 by a team of Furneaux Museum volunteer members, performing a Significance Assessment on the local, state and national historical significance of a selection of items held in the Museum.
It has been curated with the assistance of a grant from Tasports, supported by the Furneaux Historical Research Association.

Treasures throughout the Museum are waiting to tell you their story.

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