The Collection

Surprising treasures

The Museum's collection is displayed in a cluster of five small buildings. Each building is of local historical importance and is itself part of the collection.

Everything you'll find at the Museum is about the Furneaux Islands region. Items range from mutton-birding artefacts to hand-made toys, snakes and shells, Killiecrankie 'diamonds' and much more.

There are items of national importance, including a rare collection of traditional Aboriginal shell necklaces and an anchor from the 8th oldest known shipwreck in Australian waters (the Sydney Cove, 1797).

Browse thousands of photographs and documents covering almost every conceivable aspect of life in the Furneaux Islands right up to the present day. Shipwrecks, family histories, and island events are some of the popular topics.

The Museum's online catalogue can be viewed on eHive.

Find out more about each building and what's inside it by clicking on:

> Dryazell Cottage and Mrs Gray’s Room
> Mutton-bird Processing Shed
> Nissen Hut 
> Land Settlement Office
> Whitemark Police Cells

Cape Barren Island shell necklaces, 1920s

Convict leg-irons, 1830s