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Pioneer Women’s Hut & National Quilt Museum

This museum is dedicated to the preservation of domestic objects belonging to rural families, especially women.

The displays are unusual in that most objects are able to be handled, and a lot of work has gone into collecting the stories behind the articles.

By putting the articles into the context of women's daily lives, the collection takes on meaning. There is always a local person available to talk to visitors, and this museum has been run entirely by community volunteers since it opened in 1985.

The volunteers are as diverse as the pioneers who created the objects. To them the collection gives more depth to the reality women's lives, coping with fire, flood, death, illness, stock diseases and home schooling.

The Pioneer Women's Hut supporters were instrumental in the creation of the National Quilt Register, and care for a collection of quilts with some fascinating stories.

The museum is located at Glenroy Heritage Reserve on the Tumbarumba Road, 8kms from Tumbarumba. The reserve includes the Glenroy Cottage Craft Shop and other heritage displays.

Open Wednesdays 11-4, weekends and public holidays 10-4.

Country style catering available for group bookings and coaches, CLICK HERE for menu and pricings.

All group catering bookings and enquiries:

Sharon Bunter - Tour Coordinator


Phone: 0408 482 923

For more information:

Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre

10 Bridge Street, Tumbarumba

Phone: 02 6948 3333