This historic town is a collection of authentic buildings dating back from the 1840s through to the 1930s.
The site covers 8 acres and features several National Trust classified buildings and one of the best collections of horse-drawn vehicles and farm equipment in Australia. It also includes the Dr Andrew’s (the ’father’ of Yallourn) collection and the Narracan Mechanics’ Institute library.
Browse through the main street shops and soak up the atmosphere of Gippsland’s past. Visit the twenty-seven original relocated buildings and their collections such as pioneer Angus McMillan’s “Bushy Park” homestead and “Rhoden’s Halfway House” one of the few remaining Cobb & Co. inns in existence.
Displays in the locations are of their era, with a wide range of antique furniture and artifacts. There are also 13 other purpose-built buildings to complete the town.
Old Gippstown’s aim is to present the history of Gippsland, for the benefit of the present and future generations by preserving, researching, recording and presenting the unique collections in its care.