Dunkeld & District Historical Museum

Our collection

The Dunkeld & District Historical Museum holds a vast array of artifacts that span numerous periods and events in social history.

We are uniquely Dunkeld & District orientated and focused; every item on display has a story to be told - some fantastic, some sad. Many tell of the hardship endured by the battlers in our area who made Dunkeld and District what it is today.


Military history and artifacts

A display of amazing items from various military periods as well as details and records of the local war heroes.


Ramsay Hay Indigenous Collection

A wonderful story of mutual friendship surrounds this fabulous collection of items from the District's earliest inhabitants.

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Dunkled tennis players 1914

Clubs and community groups

We hold an array of artifacts, photos, memorabilia and records of many of Dunkeld's various community groups.


Activities and events

A lot happens in the Dunkeld district! Come and see our extensive collection of documents and items related to activities and events over the last hundred or so years.


Opening of the first Dunkeld Swimming Pool 1928

Expanding our collection

The collection continues to expand with donations from the public. This has created a rich and diverse collection covering social, economic and cultural aspects of our local Dunkeld and District’s History, with every item on display owning its own unique story.

What we collect

The Dunkeld Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting our Dunkeld and District history.

The Dunkeld Museum recognises that it is a custodian of the material entrusted to it for preservation for future generations. It is therefore committed to ensuring that the collection is properly catalogued and stored in such a way as to be accessible to the members and the public.

Donating items

We accept donations that fit our collection aims. The items will be assessed for suitability for the collection, depending on the type of the item, and the relevance to local district history

Themes and items we collect

Key collection themes

  • Domestic life
  • Education
  • Local history
  • Natural environment and geography
  • Recreation and social life
  • Religion
  • Sporting achievements and trophies of local events and families
  • Transport
  • Working life

Items we collect

  • Archives
  • Databases
  • Directories
  • Ephemera
  • Images
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Objects
  • Pamphlets
  • Rare Books
  • Scrapbooks