The Museum

The Museum is located at Old Schoolhouse at Rye Primary School

The Rye Historical Museum

“The Old Schoolhouse” Collingwood Street Rye

We’re pleased to announce that from 13th August 2023, the Museum will be open on Sundays 2pm – 4pm.

Office hours:  Tuesdays  9.30am – 12.30pm
Email : ryehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

The Museum

“The Old Schoolhouse” Collingwood Street Rye

We’re pleased to announce that from 13th August 2023, the Museum will be open on Sundays 2pm – 4pm.

Office hours:  Tuesdays  9.30am – 12.30pm
Email : ryehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Our New Look Museum

Come for a visit and have a look at the newly refurbished museum  and the treasures it holds in relation to Rye’s history. The Museum is open on Sundays from 2.00-4.00pm

The Museum was re-opened at an official ceremony by the Mayor, Cr. Steve Holland, on Sunday 6th August 2023 when it was re-named The Pauline Powell Museum. Pauline Powell, OAM was the Founding President of the Rye Historical Society and worked tirelessly on behalf of the Society over a great number of years. Her generous bequest enabled the Society to undertake the refurbishments required to turn the Museum into something Rye can be proud of.

Re-opening photos courtesy of Yanni.

Re-opening ceremony 6th August 2023

L-R: Margie Powell, Janice Smith, Cr. Steve Holland, Mayor, Prue Found (Secretary), Lynne Woollard, (President)

The Tapestry

The unveiling took place of a large tapestry marking the 150th year of Rye becoming a town. Designed and woven by Rebecca Moulton, a weaver from the world renowned Victorian Tapestry Workshop in South Melbourne, assisted by fellow weaver Joy Smith, the tapestry was two years in the making and is made up of three panels, each marking 50 years of the town’s settlement.

Included are many names of pioneers and those who helped to form our  community. It is broken into streets and many of our well known buildings and landmarks are woven along them- the pier store, school, Tyrone homestead, The Palms, Mechanics Institute and the three churches.

We’re pleased to announce that from 13th August 2023, you can view the tapestry at the Museum, Sundays 2pm – 4pm.

LOCATION:

"The Old Schoolhouse" Rye Primary School,
Collingwood Street, Rye Vic 3941

We're pleased to announce that from 13th August 2023, the Museum will be open on Sundays 2pm - 4pm.

Contact Us

Email: ryehistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Mail: PO Box 65, Rye 3941
Office hours:  Tuesdays  9.30am - 12.30pm

Meetings:

2pm, Fourth Monday of each month
St Andrews Anglican Church Hall
35 Lyons Street, Rye
Guest speakers.  Visitors Welcome.
CLICK HERE for Membership Details

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