Stanley Discovery Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Stanley Museum contains a wealth of information relating to the history and families of the Stanley district and displays items of interest relative to the area.

A photographic exhibition dating from 1858 follows the development of the settlement. History of the original 113 allotments and families are detailed in the publication “Along the Terrace” Vol 1, 1843-1922.

“In the Shadow of the Nut” which was published to coincide with the present Stanley Primary School’s Centenary in 2014 also outlines education in Stanley from settlement and records the names of all students. Both publications are only available at the Museum.

Local History Journals and publications and the DVD “Trading out of Stanley” are also available for sale.

Step back in time with local historical items including various displays and memorabilia.

Some of the items on display include antique bric-a-brac, photographic display, numerous household and farming utensils of settlement days, 1850 wedding gown, marine curios, relics from ships that once sailed in the area, mineral display, shell collection and paintings by renowned artist GJR Conolan.

Open from September to May, 11am to 3pm daily, (this could change due to COVID restrictions) it is possible to access the Museum by appointment outside of opening hours, by arrangement.


Coach Parking Gallery / Museum Non Smoking Public Toilet


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre




From AU$0.50

Children 50c and Adults $4; School Groups welcome

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