Port Welshpool and District Maritime Museum showcases the town’s whaling and fishing history, its founding families and maritime artefacts

Our Museum consists of a house and various out buildings located on two town blocks in Port Welshpool. The collection is spread over the whole area. Our strong point is the early fishing industry in Corner Inlet, including a daily diary kept by the Smith family from 1887-1958.

Housed in Welshpool’s first residence (1881), the Museum contains a local history collection that includes natural history objects, fishing and maritime artefacts. Original display cases house a magnificent shell collection that dates from the 1800s.

Our collection is the contents of the house which is now the museum, also includes local donations, the house was built and remained in the same family; shell collection, early fishing artefacts, family memorabilia, farming implements etc.

The Port Welshpool and District Maritime Museum is run by a volunteer committee delegated by The South Gippsland Shire Council. It aims to preserve and promote the rich history of the Port Welshpool region.
Open Hours: 12:30 – 4:30 pm. Saturday & Sunday
Group Bookings arranged week days by contacting the Secretary, Janet Taylor on 0413 199 776.
Groups can also enjoy a morning or afternoon tea, by arrangement.

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Opening Hours

12.30am-4.30pm Weekends and Public Holidays.

Car Parking

Ample car parking available.


Phone: (03) 5988 6173

Phone: 0413 199 776

Email: pwmmuseum@gmail.com