Melba House, Marian

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The legendary diva Dame Nellie Melba spent the first year of her married life in a small house right in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, in Marian.

The house, built in 1882/83 and rescued from demolition by the Mirani Shire Council, was relocated from Marian Mill to a more prominent riverbank setting in Edward Lloyd Park. It now houses an accredited Visitor Information Centre, Melba Memorabilia display, an extensive array of local handmade gifts and souvenirs and Vintage Kiss Cafe.

LLoyd Park stretches for one kilometre along the bank of the Pioneer River and features a walking path, children’s playground, barbecue facilities, and the “Hens & Roosters” toilet block as well as access to the river for fishing, swimming, canoeing and platypus spotting – or just sitting and contemplating the beauty of the “blue water” river.


Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Broadband Internet Access Free Wifi


Birdwatching Canoeing/Kayaking Fishing

Disabled Assistance

Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre


Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation


Free Entry

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