The museum is in the heritage listed old Bright Railway Station.
The museum also has rolling stock typical of that used on the old
Ovens Valley Railway.
The museum covers railway history, gold mining history and also
covers the social history of the area.
Bright was the centre of the Ovens River, Morses Creek and
Buckland River gold fields. Alluvial, Dredging and Deep Lead mining
were all carried out in this area.
A large number of Chinese miners worked in the above gold fields
and the museum has a reconstructed Chinese Joss House and has a
collection of artefacts from Chinese Miners.
The railways opened up the valley but roads and cars made the
railway redundant. The old railway line is now a very popular Rail
Bright has been a popular tourist destination since the early
part of the Twentieth century and displays of all these
developments are part of the museum.
Heritage listed Railway Station, Raiway Rolling Stock and
railway artefacts, Items of local social history, gold mining
artefacts, Chinese Joss House and artefacts from Chinese miners,
local family histories, photographic collection.
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