“Preserving the past for the future”

Our museum is a social history museum containing over 1000 items of clothing, household items, furniture, war memorabilia, office equipment, toys, bric-a-brac, books, documents, photographs, etc, from the late 1800s to the present.

It is designed to show primary school students what life was like when their grandparents were children. It can also help to stimulate memories of older people, particularly Alzheimer sufferers.

Our aim is to preserve items from the past showing the differences between life in the old days and the present. Additionally, we gather and preserve items from the past and the present, pertaining to our area, for future generations.

We have special displays during the year as well as other displays which change regularly, so there is always something new to see throughout the year.

Group Visits: We welcome visits from school groups. community groups or nursing homes. Arrangements can be made to open outside our set times for these groups or special visitors. Please contact the secretary.

Admission: FREE – but donations are always welcome.

Opening Times: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

Facilities: Wheelchair access, toilet, library, reference material.

Publications & Souvenirs: We have a small collection of books and items for sale.

City of Canada Bay Museum interior

HOW TO GET THERE BY BUS: M41, 462, 464 AND 466 from Burwood to Central Concord Shopping Centre.


We have a separate meeting area in our museum which can accommodate up to 60 people seated, with the additional benefit of wheelchair access, air conditioning, toilet, refrigerator, microwave oven and hot water system.

This area is available for hire by other groups on a casual or regular basis. Please contact the society for details.

City of Canada Bay Museum meeting area for hire

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