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Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place

03 5150 0737

Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place is a museum housing a vast collection of artifacts, art and information where visitors can learn about the history, heritage and culture of Aboriginal East Gippsland. The displays feature shields with traditional markings, boomerangs, bark canoes, grass baskets, videos and an exhibition of contemporary aboriginal art.

Importantly the Keeping Place provides testament to the incredible wealth of culture, heritage and tradition that abounds across the lands of the Gunnai/Kurnai people of Gippsland. It highlights the significant, yet often ignored history of this country,dating back for many thousands of generations.

It provides the opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the true history, and the true value of Australia's Indigenous cultures. The Keeping Place also provide personalised tours for school groups and organisations and is a highlight of any East Gippsland visit.

Content: Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Children 16 and under
Family ( per medicare card )
Payment methods accepted
Cheque EFTPOS MasterCard Visa Card
Cancellation and booking policy

Groups need minimum a week prior to booking.

More info

Local directions:

The Keeping Place is located in Dalmahoy St - directly opposite the V/Line railway station.Follow the Keeping Place signage located in the main traffic lights in the busy CBD area which will bring you onto Dalmahoy St, next door to Bairnsdale Neighbourhood house.

  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Guide
  • Interpretive centre
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Art and craft
  • Bush Tucker
Opening hours:

Weekend visits are by appointments only, group bookings.

  • Monday to Friday
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Opening, closing times will vary without notice, closed between 1pm and 2pm
  • Aboriginal Tourism Australia
  • Museums Australia

Access to museum via ramp, toilet and museum facilities all accessible by wheelchair