Queenscliff Historical Museum

Bellarine Peninsula

This small museum on the main strip is dedicated to the area's rich local history. Exhibits change every few months, but its catalogued historical photographs are always there to peruse. Check the website for upcoming events and details of its self-guided historical tour of Queenscliff.

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