Old Gippstown Heritage Buildings & Collections
Old Gippstown was founded in 1968 and opened by Victorian State Premier Sir Rupert Hamer on 10 March 1973.
It is an historical village situated on the edge of the township of Moe Victoria, Australia with 35 original relocated buildings and 10 others being purpose-built to complete the town. The buildings house a collection of furniture and artefacts dating from their eras. Its collections span the period from the early 1840’s Gippsland settlement and gold mining days to the model, mining town of Yallourn.
The site covers 8 acres of parkland and features several National Trust classified buildings. Browse through the main street shops and businesses and soak up the atmosphere of Gippsland’s past.
Try to allow at least two hours or more for your visit in order to enjoy the total Gippsland history experience. You can bring a picnic or visit our café for a light lunch.
Old Gippstown has one of the best collections of horse-drawn vehicles (including WWI Mark VI Ambulance and General Service Wagon) and farm equipment in Victoria. Our collections include the Dr Andrew’s (the ‘father of Yallourn’) and Family Collection housed in an old, relocated Yallourn corner house, the Tuck Family Tinsmith and Plumbing Collection spanning three generations and a comprehensive military collection including the German raider SMS Emden’s steam whistle from World War I and an intact collection of over 2,300 books from the Narracan Mechanics’ Institute library dating from 1840s to 1960s.
Donate your time
Help us by donating your time and become a volunteer.
Our team of dedicated volunteers ensure that Gippsland heritage/local history is recognised, recorded, managed and maintained at Old Gippstown for future generations. If you have a passion for preserving Gippsland history and time to spare, please consider joining us in this worthwhile and rewarding endeavour.
Available in hard copy from the park
‘Telling the Gippsland Story’
To further enhance your Gippsland history experience, this informative, hard copy publication links the buildings and objects at Old Gippsland with the chronological early history of Gippsland