Gold mining was a very important to Rushworth in its early years.
The Museum has a numberof maps,related items and photographs.
As the gold diminished,farming and the coming of the railway ensured the towns continuing survival. Many farming implements are on display.
The commercial life of the town is featured in many ledgers and receipts books together with the counter from the old Walbrans Store. The original telephone exchange is also on display in the Museum.
Home life and school life are represented. Crockery,cooking utensils,sewing machines and evenearly washing machinesare among the many item in the home life area.
Rushworth gained its name [so it was said]from the [Gold] Rush being Worth while.
Although gold is harder to find, we are sure that the next time you are in Rushworth you will find a visit to the Rushworth museum well worthwhile.
All visitors to the Museum will be made most welcome