Common School Museum Rutherglen

Housed in Rutherglen's original c1872 school building the Common School Museum houses a fascinating collection of historical artefacts from Rutherglen and surrounds. Farming implements, wine paraphernalia, mining equipment, early photographs and a perfectly re-created period schoolroom are just a few of the highlights. 

The Museum is open:-

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday from 11am to 3pm

Sunday from 1pm to 4pm

Closed Monday, Friday and Public Holidays.

With groups catered for at any time by appointment. Contact us

Family History

We are able to help you research your family history and have a huge amount of local information in our records. The society houses Rutherglen rate records and Rutherglen Sun editions on microfilm, with Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages records on microfiche, Carlyle & District Cemetery records and local school records.

To help us exist as a Society we have a small fee for any research carried out – $40 per initial enquiry. If you would like further information please contact us.

The society’s fireproof vault is also available for groups to store valuable documents and historical artefacts.


Murray Street (next to Primary School), Rutherglen, 3685
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