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Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum

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Address: 100 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine, Tasmania 7304, Australia
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The Folk Museum was opened as the Family & Commercial Inn in 1863....

The Folk Museum was opened as the Family & Commercial Inn in 1863. Today it reflects the life of the country publican and his family. Also housed in extensive gardens is the Pioneer Walk, where you can view reproduction and reclaimed heritage buildings showcasing the lives, tools and farming equipment of early settlers.

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This is an excellent representation of how people lived and worked back in the 1800's they have rooms set up as they were back then and it's very interesting to go out into the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leslie N
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an excellent representation of how people lived and worked back in the 1800's they have rooms set up as they were back then and it's very interesting to go out into the back yard and see the wagons and machinery the used back in those times. Very informative.

Thank Leslie N
Sydney Australia
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is better than the average small town museum. It is located as part of the town's tourist information building. There are a number of recreated early settler buildings outside and inside an old inn has been refurbished. The museum entry includes entry to the Yarns an audio visual display of the towns tapestries which tell the story of... More 

Thank westernsydney
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is one of the best museums that we have visited. First sit and admire the 4 part quilt which is a work of art together with a commentary. Then wander around the fascinating museum. Proceed outside to the gardens and workshops, then try your hand at making music on the weird contraption. Piyt that some parts of that were... More 

Thank Ann R
Greater Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a real gem in Deloraine and well worth spending an hour or two. Beautifully laid out gardens and memorabilia of colonial days with lots of community involvement evident. Yarns Artwork in Silk at the same location is also amazing. Make time to visit both if you can!

Thank Sue P
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

A very interesting museum (you must see "The Yarns - fabulous!) in the beautiful town of Deloraine. There are many artifacts illustrating the history of the area - all well presented in the main building and the grounds.

Thank DrLaurie123
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a wander through their intetesting collection of memorabilia both inside and out although I had difficulties with the steep narrow staircase to reach the upper floor which was worth the effort. The history in silk panels were exquisite although my partner did not stay to listen to the audio which explained the process of materials and stitching and... More 

Thank Lynette M
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

This museum is a must see if you are anywhere near Deloraine. The collection of artefacts and the old buildings in the complex are terrific. And the gardens are beautiful to walk around.

Thank Bryan C
Perth Australia
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Deloraine and Districts Folk Museum is a collection of buildings, some that were from other sites, that have been dismantled and re-assembled here to preserve the local history. The focus is the horse drawn era of the 1800s. The site was originally the Family and Commercial Inn during that time, today it reflects the life of a country publican... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Entre via the Tourist Centre and see the Folk Museum and the amazing Silk Tapestries for the same price.

Thank 382albert
Greater Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

The museum had a lot of interesting vintage items and we were able to wonder around the rooms and yard at our own place looking at large and small items.

Thank Red297

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