Welcome to the Apollo Bay Museum
  The Apollo Bay museum - housed in the buildings from which the undersea cable connected Tasmania with the mainland - is operated by the Apollo Bay and District Historical Society.  It is located at 6250 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 3233 - near Wild Dog Creek.  
Museum opening: The museum is open at Saturdays and Sundays, public holidays and school holidays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and at other times by prior arrangement for group visits.

It includes displays of relics from some of the shipwrecks and ships that were essentially the primary means of access before the Great Ocean Road and of the life of what was an extremely isolated community.

 

Books and family histories

The museum has a very extensive range of histories of the people who created and sustained this remote community. 
Many books about the area, its people, life and the shipwrecks are available for sale, for example:
          "Journal of an Expedition to Cape Otway (1863)"
         "The Loch Ard Disaster"
         "Shipwrecks Along the Great Ocean Road
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          "Battler By the Bay" - memoirs of Albert Stanford - and see the associated genealogical records

For a more complete list of books available from the museum see "books"
 

 
   If you have family who have a connection with 'the Bay', and are interested in tracing more background, contact the museum for more information.
If you have information about the Bay's past we'd be very grateful if you could share it with us.
 
A brief history View a thumbnail summary of the first hundred years of settlement at Apollo Bay  
Society meetings:
Meetings are held at 10:00am on the 3rd Monday of the month at the museum
   
Membership: Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the history of the Apollo Bay district and costs $10.00 for an individual membership or $15.00 for a family membership, per year.

For further information contact the museum during open hours ( Phone 03 5237 7441) or the Secretary by email at apollobayhs@gmail.com

The Society's postal address is PO Box 248, Apollo Bay, Vic 3233

 

 

12/10/2011