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Langi Morgala Museum

Langi Morgala Museum

Langi Morgala Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1970 to provide a home for the diverse collections of Aboriginal works of art and artefacts that are important to the region’s history. The Ararat and District Historical Society manages the museum.

Langi Morgala Museum, Opening Times & Admission Fee, Ararat Victoria

Perhaps the most amazing fact about the museum is that it is in a building that was once used as a wool and wheat store in the late 19th century.

The museum’s name is a testament to the rich Aboriginal culture as it is translated to mean the ‘home of yesterday’. There are many collections on display at the museum. These include dressed models that showcase the heritage of the Aboriginal people, traditional clothing and farm machinery. The farm machinery is reflective of the famous gold rush that occurred in 1856. This machinery is on display outside near the renovated blacksmiths shop.

The various artefacts reflect a wide range of themes that span the 19th and 20th century. A good number of these collections were donated by locals who currently live, or have lived, in the region. Some domestic items are grouped into six expansive rooms with different themes.

Langi Morgala Museum is also home to contemporary items, most notably those that relate to local champions and iconic figures in the collection. Look out for artefacts that relate to renowned world Champion and Olympic Cyclist, Shane Kelly. Other notable collections include The Mooney and Best collections as well as objects sourced from expansive estates in the district.

Some of the amenities provided at the museum include ample car and bus parking, accessible washrooms and books available for sale.

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Tue & Thu: 10am - 3pm
Sat: 1pm - 4pm

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Adult: $5
Concession: $4
Student: $1
Child (Under School Age): Free

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