Road to Strahan: Queenstown's Galley Museum
Queenstown was a 3 hours stop on the bus journey from Hobart to Strahan. Took the chance to roam around the place.
The Galley Museum is housed in the original Imperial Hotel, built in 1897. (The Galley Collection and building was bought by the Lyell Council in 1985, and is now managed by a volunteer committee.)
I have never seen such a quirky museum in my life! The collections include a photographic collection, Minerals Collection, and Local memorabilia. The entire history of the town is showcased by all the many different paraphenalia donated by the town folks right down from mining tools (Queenstown was famous as a mining town), football championship cups, marriage dress and typewriters! Guess it will be a matter of time someone's old jockstrap will be donated. (Oh, did I mention someone donated some grandmother bloomies?) It's like a storehouse through time, except no one came to claim back their storage. Never mind some of the exhibits are beginning to show evident signs of wear and tear ; the quirkiness of it all makes up for it! Just wacky, educational and sensational! (I was chuckling through most of the galleries, no offence, but it was just too wacky for me)
Location: Corner Driffield and Sticht Street,
Open 7 days a week.
Entry fee: Can't remember but I recalled it should not be more than A$3 per adult.