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Art & culture

Home to countless artists, poets, writers and craftspeople, the vast and diverse Murray region has inspired and challenged creative people for millennia. From early works by Indigenous artists to 20th century Australian masters, the rich history and vibrant culture of the region is brought to life at galleries, artist studios and local museums up and down the river.

Nolan to Degas

Make time to visit the impressive regional galleries in Mildura, Swan Hill, Albury and Shepparton. See famous Australian paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan, Frederick McCubbin and Sir Russell Drysdale, as well as renowned works by local artists. Check out the extensive collection of naïve art on display at the Swan Hill Regional Gallery and see Edgar Degas' Woman Bathing in the Mildura Gallery collection.

A different time

Local museums offer an insight into the history of the area, from ancient Aboriginal heritage to the glory days of the Murray River paddle steamer days. Explore the ancient stories of the Aboriginal people, delve into the history of the early settlers, or learn about life in a bustling paddle steamer port.

Cultural icons

Get an eyeful of Victorian icons in Echuca, home to Australia's first and only museum dedicated to beer cans and brewery related memorabilia, as well as the totally true blue National Holden Museum.

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History & heritage

Pioneer Settlement

Take a journey back in time and experience Australian history up close at the Pioneer Settlement, located on the banks of the Marraboor River.

Art galleries

Gateway Village

Situated on the Lincoln Causeway, between Albury and Wodonga, Gateway Village is home to an array of quality artists, fine art galleries, theatres, a...

Museums

National Museum of Australian Pottery

The National Museum of Australian Pottery is the only museum dedicated to the 19th and early 20th century Australian Pottery and is the culmination...

Museums

Army Museum Bandiana

You are invited to visit one of the largest and most diversified Army Museums in Australia. The Army Museum Bandiana is a museum that will surprise...

Museums

Riverboat Rod’s Model Paddle Steamer Display

Possibly the largest and only collection of its kind in the world, over 30 hand-made replicas hand-crafted with amazing and intricate detail. A...

Heritage buildings

Bonegilla Migrant Experience

Visit a rare surviving example of a post war migrant camp featuring remnant huts and buildings of Block 19, one of the original accommodation blocks.

Museums

Murchison Museum

The Murchison Museum showcases the varied local history of Murchison and District. Murchison is the oldest European settlement on the lower Goulburn...

Art galleries

Arts Space Wodonga

Arts Space Wodonga provides a contemporary art gallery and multipurpose venue to develop, deliver and celebrate arts and culture. With over ten...

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Shepparton Motor Museum & Collectables

The Shepparton Motor Museum and Collectables features a constantly changing display of cars, motor bikes, pedal cars and memorabilia. A leading...

Art galleries

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)

See one of Australia's most important collections of historical and contemporary ceramics, along with a significant selection of Australian art.

Museums

Echuca Historical Society Museum and Archive

Echuca Historical Society Museum and Archive has an extensive historical collection that dates back to 1867. This is housed in the National Trust...

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Rivertrack Studios and Gallery

Rivertrack Studios and Gallery are designers and manufacturers of handmade sterling silver jewellery, wood carving, and fine art. Unique one of a...

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Things to do

Nature and wildlife

Venture into the diverse terrain of the Murray region – farmland, red gum forests, wetlands and even desert – and cross paths with the local fauna.

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Tours

Tour the Murray River and discover lush farmland and desert landscapes, red gums, historic paddle steamers, and sample local food and wine.

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History and heritage

Board a paddle steamer, explore pioneer homesteads, and learn about indigenous tribes who have lived in the area for over 40,000 years.

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Aboriginal Victoria

Find sites of significance along the Murray River and visit Mungo National Park, home of Mungo Man and Woman whose remains date back 42,000 years.