Maldon Museum & Archives

Welcome to the Maldon District Museum and History Research Centre

Our Museum is a social history museum and an essential part of the historic Maldon experience; naturally the Museum is located in an historic building. The old Maldon Market House, later the Maldon Shire Hall, was built in 1859. This State heritage-listed building was constructed at the heart of Maldon’s civic precinct just six years after the discovery of gold on the Tarrangower goldfields.

The Museum opened in 1966 and now cares for around 5,000 items, covering a diverse range of themes including mining, settlement, local government and community institutions, and the making of Maldon from tent town through to the present day.

Visit the Museum to discover more about our district’s places, people, and their endeavours. Check our website for further details.

Museum Open: Wednesdays and Sundays, 10:30am to 2:00pm
Entry Fee: Adults $5, Children free, Groups by arrangement
Location: Old Shire Hall (south entrance), Maldon Gardens, 93 High Street

If you can’t make it to the Museum try our internet-based Walking Tours at your leisure to unearth more about our many heritage buildings and their history. Access the app at

For family and local history enthusiasts and researchers our Archive contains an extensive collection of unique local records.

Archive Open: By appointment only.
Entry Fee: Entry is free however a research fee applies for work done
Location: Old Shire Hall (east entrance), Maldon Gardens, 93 High Street


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