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.

Facilities

Barbeque Broadband Internet Access Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Free Wifi Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet

Activities

Birdwatching

Disabled Assistance

Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access

Membership

Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre

Accreditation

Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation

Rates

Free Entry

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Melba House, Marian, the first marital home of Nellie Melba before she became famous.

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