Coal Creek represents a recreated coal mining town from 1870’s to 1920’s at Korumburra in Victoria. Following the discovery of Black coal in 1872, an area had been set aside in 1879 at Coal Creek as a coal reserve.
In 1888, the Coal Creek Mining Company was formed to mine at about one kilometre east of the present town centre of Korumburra. Coal Creek heritage village was established at the site in 1974. This Museum was born as a new home for the Old Korumburra Court was required in 1974. From a single building it has grown into a museum of 60 exhibits today.
This 15-hectare open air museum is now known as Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. It became an accredited museum in 2014. The Museum also runs educational programs for school children. Coal Creek is also available for Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Photography.
This is a popular stopover for visitors to Wilsons Promontory. Korumburra is also known as the Heritage Centre of South Gippsland. The Museum has 60 exhibits, which includes Woodleigh Railway Station, Bush Tramway office, Band Rotunda, Krowera Church, ANZAC Museum, Court House, Mine Museum, National Bank of Australasia and Boston’s Carriage Factory.
Address: 12 Silkstone Road, Korumburra, VIC 3950
Thursday to Monday – 10am to 4:30pm
Open 7 days a week during Victorian School Holidays
Entry is free