Rutherglen Historical Society and the Common School Museum

Murray Street Rutherglen 3685

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.

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