Croydon Historical Society Museum

Croydon Historical Society Museum

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Posted 2024-04-20 by Neil Follettfollow
The Croydon Historical Society Museum is opposite the entrance to the Croydon Library in Civic Square. (Melway map 50. J.4.)

It is a small room but crammed with a huge number of photos and artefacts of life in the early days of the Croydon district.

All aspects of life of former times are depicted. Children are not forgotten with a display of clothes and shoes for the little ones. An old teddy sits in a wooden highchair.

An intriguing exhibit is a large honour board of the Loyal Croydon Lodge, listing their Grand Masters from 1911. The lodge was the MUIOOF, Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows, which was founded in Manchester, England in 1810 and established in Melbourne in 1840.

Every available wall space is covered in photographs, all captioned in detail.

A Limax sewing machine from the early last century looks in good condition, despite its age.

Several clothing items were on display. A wedding dress, a night dress and the mayoral robes of a former mayor.

There is a display of some local aboriginal artefacts in a glass showcase.

During opening hours there is always a member of the historical society to assist your enjoyment of the exhibits.

Several typewriters are displayed as well as an early adding machine and a duplicator, a very early form of printing documents.

A definite of a bygone era is a collection of milk bottles going back to when bottled milk was home-delivered to every house every day. Even then recycling was done, leaving money for milk in an empty bottle to be refilled and re-distributed.

The Museum is part of the Croydon Library Complex.

I suggest any teenagers visiting to take a grandparent to explain what everything is.

Opening hours are Wednesdays 1.30 pm. – 4.00 pm and Saturdays 10.00 – 4.00, pm. Entry is free.


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283823 - 2024-04-20 00:11:09

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