This small museum is dedicated to the preservation of domestic objects
belonging to rural families, especially women.
The displays are unusual in that most objects are able to be handled, and a
lot of work has gone into collecting the stories behind the articles.
By putting the articles into the context of women's daily lives,
the collection takes on meaning. There is always a local person available
to talk to visitors, and this museum has been run entirely by community
volunteers since it opened in 1985.
The volunteers are as diverse as the pioneers who created the objects. To
them the collection gives more depth to the reality women's lives, coping
with fire, flood, death, illness, stock diseases and home schooling.
The Pioneer Women's Hut supporters were instrumental in the creation of the
National Quilt Register, and care for a collection
of quilts with some fascinating stories.
The museum is located at Glenroy Heritage Reserve on the Wagga Road 8kms
from Tumbarumba. The reserve includes the Glenroy Cottage Craft Shop and
other heritage displays. More infomation is on our website:
Phone 02 6948 2635
Open Wednesdays 11 -4, weekends and public holidays 10 -4.