Welcome to the Cygnet Living History Museum web site.
Keeping the History of Cygnet Tasmania fresh and alive.
The Cygnet Living History Museum serves as both the repository for the area's history and also functions as the de facto Cygnet Information Centre
. Our small but merry band of volunteers are happy to help visitors with suggestions and directions.
You may also Follow Us on FaceBook
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CLHM regretfully announces that
Our wonderful museum is currently CLOSED
for much needed refurbishment
We hope to re-open by
Wednesday the 8th of November.
You may still contact us via email, phone and Facebook as normal
Find us at 37 Mary Street, Cygnet - or use our Contact Page
Visit Our Volunteer Application Page For Details
We try to staff the museum continuously.
However, please contact us in advance
if you are making a special trip to our part of the world.
Please use our Contact Page to get in touch.
TYRO is available for Cashless Donations
PayPal is available for Online Donations - see below
Cygnet Maritime History Presentation and Display (2020)
Held at the Weighbridge Cottage Burtons Reserve, Cygnet
Cygnet Living History Museum is run and maintained by a small but dedicated group of local volunteers and helpers. We rely on community support to continue providing access to historic information and resources for the Local, Tasmanian and wider Australian community.
Many of our visitors are from the furthest reaches of Tasmania and very often from interstate. With a surprisingly strong representation having regularly come all the way from France (pre-COVID), where there is still considerable interest in the history of our region thanks to its exploration by various historic French expeditions.
Our purpose is to record, preserve and keep alive the history of Cygnet, Tasmania and our surrounding communities for future generations. We offer information for research, education, enjoyment, reflection and knowledge sharing.
Visit the Cygnet Living History Museum for:
- Historic Information
For Cygnet, Huon Valley and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel region (pronounced Don-tre-cass-toe)
Find forgotten leaves on your family tree (or perhaps even the odd convict skeleton in the closet)
and even more buried secrets in the cemeteries
- See our collection of Photos and Artefacts
Curated and maintained by donation and volunteers
- Donate - Help Us Keep History Alive
Photos / Documents / Artefacts
Financial Donation / Purchase a Cygnet Souvenir
- Take a Guided Historic Walk (Coming Soon)
Several walks will be on offer covering various aspects of Cygnet's history
Good for the mind and body
- Stay Safe - Help Us Manage the Virus
While we all adjust to our new normal, we need to accept that we are not yet in a 'post COVID' world
- so when visiting our museum:
Please Sign In With QR Code or our COVID Sign In Sheet.
• Please continue to observe social distancing where possible
• Make use of provided Hand Cleaner
• Avoid touching display items (else clean hands before and after)
• Mask wearing is not required, but also not frowned upon.
Some of our volunteers will chose to wear a mask.
• Ask for a Mask at any time if you feel the need.
• Please sign our visitor's book - it helps us with funding opportunities.
- This is the official Cygnet Living History Museum (CLHM) web site.
You can also Visit Us on Facebook.
Our apologies - While there are other web sites, including other facebook pages that suggest they are connected to the Museum, these are NOT under the control of the Museum.
We have asked for these pages to be amended and/or removed. However, no action has been taken by the relevant web site administrators.
Please feel free to use our Contact Page
We have Tyro at the museum and will gladly accept
a Paypal donation via the provided link
or use the QR with your phone.
All donations are greatly appreciated and help
the museum continue to serve the community.
CLHM - 230629