The Eaglehawk Heritage Society Inc was formed as a direct result of the state wide municipal restructure which saw the Borough of Eaglehawk amalgamated with its neighbouring councils to form The City of Greater Bendigo. Instigated by Karolyn Webster a meeting to form the Heritage Society was held at the Eaglehawk Mechanics Institute on July 27, 1994 with twenty interested persons in attendance. All were concerned that Eaglehawk may lose its unique identify now it was part of a larger municipality.

 

The aim of the society is to preserve the history of Eaglehawk and District and provide a place for research.

 

In January 1998 the Heritage Society began official occupancy of the former Eaglehawk Court House, in Sailors Gully Road.

 

In 2004 following a visit by staff from the Public Records Office of Victoria the societies premises were officially made a place of Deposit or P.O.D.

 

Donations of original items of memorabilia are appreciated by the Eaglehawk Heritage Society Inc. or the opportunity to copy same.

 

The principal object of the Museum is the retention and preservation of artefacts relating to Eaglehawk’s history.

 

The Eaglehawk Court House open for Research & Display Information on Eaglehawk and district.

 

Meetings are held at the old Eaglehawk Court House Sailors Gully Road on the First Tuesday of each month at 7-30 pm 

 

Museum opening times: Every Sunday from 1- 4pm. 

 

Tours and individual group bookings are most welcome and should be booked by phoning  Aylene 03 54469528 or Bev 03 54353689

 

Adult entry $2 Children under 16 free.

 


History of Eaglehawk

Eaglehawk's beginnings were founded on gold mining. Click here to findout a little more about Eaglehawks history and if you would like to know more why not contact us using the form to the right...

Gold Mining

Eaglehawk was awash with mines and poppets during the late 1800's. As an initial start, click here to find out more about Eaglehawk's rich mining history...

Jack and Albert Grinton

During World War I or the "Great War" Jack and Albert Grinton from Eaglehawk (at least one street bears their family name here) took along their camera and what resulted were the most amazing collection (over 1300 slides) of life on the front... simply contact us via the panel to the right to find out about viewing these photos and obtaining copies...