Violet Town Museum & Art Gallery


The Ian Errey Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

The Museum is on a site that was once a blacksmith, hardware supplies and undertakers business in the 1890s. The old building has now been restored by volunteers.

The museum aims to preserve the stories of Violet Town's interesting and resilient community.  

Exhibitions focus on particular themes or significant past events in the history of the town and district. These are taken down or reduced two or three times a year to make way for new exhibitions.


Hotels and Inns of Violet Town explores the changing style, importance and locations of the hotels and inns in Violet Town over time.

No Toxic Dump  The 2002-2004 community campaign to say no to the Victorian Government's siting of a TOXIC WASTE DUMP on Baddaginnie/Violet Town farmland.

Southern Aurora Tragedy On 7 February 1969 a terrible crash at Violet Town between the Southern Aurora and a goods train claimed 9 lives and injured countless others. The exhibition highlights the human stories of those affected, including the rescue workers from the local community who responded and the difficulties they faced in an era half a century ago.

Cowslip Street – Then and Now  A photographic exhibition documenting the changes to the streetscape of what is now Violet Town's main street over the last century.  

The backART Gallery

Located behind the Ian Errey Museum, the backART Gallery is open during Museum opening hours with free entry. Exhibitions featuring local artists’ work are regularly held in the space - see What's On for details.