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Opening Hours

The museum is open every Sunday afternoon between  2pm and 4pm except from mid-June to early September. During the summer, Easter and September school holidays and festivals the museum is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons.

The museum can also be opened at other times by prior arrangement with the secretary at secretary@bdhs.org.au.


The museum is in the historic old Bright Railway Station. The museum also has rolling stock typical of that used on the old Ovens Valley Railway.


The museum covers railway history, gold mining history and also covers the social history of the area along with local family histories and a photographic collection.


A large number of Chinese miners worked in the gold fields and the museum has a reconstructed Chinese Joss House  based on the one destroyed in the Buckland valley, and has a collection of artefacts from Chinese Miners and some of these artefacts are currently on display in our main display room.