Common School Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Housed in Rutherglen’s original c1872 school building the Common School Museum houses a fascinating collection of historical artifacts from Rutherglen and surrounds.

Farming implements, wine paraphernalia, mining equipment, early photographs and a perfectly re-created period schoolroom are just a few of the highlights.

Museum is open first and last weekend of each month 12:30pm – 4:00pm, other times available by appointment.

Groups catered for at any time by appointment.

Family History – visit the museum to get help researching your family history and have a huge amount of local information in the museum records. The society houses Rutherglen rate records and Rutherglen Sun editions on microfilm, with Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages records on microfiche, Carlyle & District Cemetery records and local school records.

To help the museum exist as a Society there is a small fee for any research carried out – $30 per initial enquiry. If you would like further information please contact the museum.

The society’s fireproof vault is also available for groups to store valuable documents and historical artefacts.


Family Friendly Gallery / Museum


From AU$2.00

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