The museum is situated in an old stone cottage of 4 rooms, one of the oldest buildings in town, having been built between 1847 and 1856 as a private residence. It was used as a bank by a number of banks from 1871 to the 1900s. It then became a residence again and when the owner died a group of interested people approached the RSL club for permission to turn the cottage into a museum. It was agreed that a historical society be formed and after the restoration of the cottage, the museum was opened in October 1967. It was further restored in 1993 and now houses the Merriwa tourist information centre in one front room. The other front room is a bedroom with clothing and furniture displays. The other rooms display china, photographs and local artifacts. There is a ???? With a fireplace, which is unusual for this type of building, in which many household items and tools are displayed.

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Opening Hours 

Monday 10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday CLOSED
Opening hours are subject to change with Public Holidays & extended trading periods. Check with the business to confirm.