The museum

Burke Memorial Museum

The Burke Memorial Museum is now the home of the famous wheelbarrow The Pride of Beechworth and many other objects associated with the great race to Mount Buffalo. On a visit to the Museum, you can view commemorative flags and badges, a trainers cap, the programme A Sporting Wager, newspaper clippings, photographs and oral history transcripts.

The Burke Museum is one of the oldest museums in Australia - its history dates back to 1856, with the formation of the Beechworth Young Men's Association and the consequent establishment of an Athenaeum and Public Library. In 1863, the Museum was added to the building in honour of Robert O'Hara Burke, the explorer of Burke and Wills fame.

Today the Burke Memorial Museum presents cultural and natural heritage material, which contributes to the understanding and appreciation of the customs, activities, historic episodes, natural environment and local identities associated with the Beechworth area.

Stained glass window, made in 1974 as a memorial to Robert O'Hara Burke

9.00am - 5.00pm daily.
Closed Christmas day

Loch St (Next to Town Hall Gardens)
Beechworth, VIctoria

Postal address:
PO Box 28, Beechworth
Victoria, 3747

Adults $5.50, Concessions $3.50, Student Groups $3.00

Education programs for school students, Group tours, Photographic copy service, Family and Local History research, Friends of the Burke Museum Group, Hire of the 'Street of Shops' venue, Museum shop

(03) 5728 1420

(03) 5728 2979