"A Night at the Museum" 15 December 2021 - "Antarctica" Presented by Neil Sorensen.

Details to come below

Oliebollen Day:  Sunday 5 December 2021 

Further details below


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Welcome to the Channel Museum

We tell the many, varied, and quirky stories of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel region of Southern Tasmania.

Located just 20 km south of Hobart, the museum welcomes independent travellers, tour groups and cruise ship visitors.

The Channel Museum was presented with a Bronze Award for Cultural Tourism in 2017 by the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania.


SUNDAY to FRIDAY from January 15th 2021.

Group visits available on Saturdays by prior arrangement

Admission Price (from 1/6/2021)

$7.50 per adult. Children under 16 free.

Residents of Kingborough Municipality $3.00

Discount rate for pre-booked groups: $6.00 per adult

Opening Hours

Sunday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00 (AEDST). Closed Saturday.

Except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, ANZAC Day (closed am) and Easter Friday.


  • Extensive car park, parking for large vehicles and caravans nearby
  • Toilet facilities - including disabled toilets
  • Disabled level access throughout the museum

1755 Channel Highway
Margate 7054 Tasmania
Tel: 03 6267 2333
or Contact Us here

Permanent Displays and Library

Our permanent displays and library are packed with rare and fascinating insights into the cultural, social, artistic, and industrial life of the Channel pioneers and early settlers.

These displays highlight the original Aboriginal inhabitants, the early explorers, and various Channel industries.  There are also specialty displays featuring the 1967 bushfires, the Don Norton Camera Collection, the Electrona Carbide Works, and the life of Dutch migrants.

A collection of vintage farming machinery is housed in a separate exhibition space.

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News and feature displays

  • The Channel Museum’s “A Night At The Museum”   next event  on Wednesday 15 December  at the Channel Museum, 1755 Channel Highway, Margate at 7.30 pm will be “Antarctica”  presented by Neil Sorensen.

    This presentation is a repeat of the one Neil gave in August. The popularity of this subject encouraged us to hold another evening and this is almost fully booked.

    Entry is by gold coin donation and bookings are essential due to current Covid restrications.

    Bookings essential : Phone 03 6267 2333 or email; secretary@channelmuseum.org.au  to book a place.

  •  Temporary Exhibition:Our exhibition for December 2021 is “Stitching and Beyond”A selection of textile and fibre arts by Ljilja Armstrong, Roza Brinkworth, Mahdi Chandler, Karen Stack, Lidiya Stamatova & Deb Vogel.....further details below.
  • Oliebollen Day will be held on Sunday 5 December from 10am until sold out.

    These days are very popular so get in early to make sure you don’t miss out.

    Coffees available at the Channel Café (located in the Museum building) to enjoy with your Oliebollen.

    We also have Saint Nicholas visiting at 12.30 for around 30minutes and he will be available for photo opportunities.

  • We are open to the public from Sunday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (Daylight Savings), hopefully expanding our open days in the weeks ahead. Other days by appointment for school and other groups.
    The Channel Cafe, is now open, 7 days a week from 9 until 4.00
    Hope to welcome you back soon!
  • LIVING HISTORY - how has COVID-19 affected you? For many this has been a major life-changing event on a par (almost!) with the 1967 bushfires and the Tasman Bridge disaster. We'd love to record your experiences for posterity. Please write them down and take photos now, quick, before we get back to normality (or proceed to the "New Normality") and share them with us via Facebook, email, post, or drop them in when we re-open.
  • House Histories now available! Go to "Services" button below to find out more.

Our current feature display is:


Our exhibition for December 2021 is “Stitching and Beyond”

A selection of textile and fibre arts by Ljilja Armstrong, Roza Brinkworth, Mahdi Chandler, Karen Stack, Lidiya Stamatova & Deb Vogel

Come in and check out this exhibition, you may find the perfect Christmas present for one of your family members from this diverse range of items.

‘Stitching and Beyond” will run for the month of December. The Channel Museum is open Sunday to Friday 10am - 3pm.



What our visitors say about us


Amazing morning in the museum and cafe! Highly recommended to anyone visiting the area.   Angela on Google 19 March 2019

This is absolutely awesome.  It was a bit of a surprise for me.  A lot of things to see including different cameras.  Not a tourist spot but very worthy to go.   Fred on Google 7 January 2019.

Volunteers, members, and friends

We are wholly operated by volunteers and always welcome new members, volunteers and friends to support our activities.

Visitors and Tour Groups

We welcome all visitors and tour groups. Our proximity to Hobart (only 20 minutes) makes us especially suitable for cruise ship tour groups.

If you are planning a group visit, we can organise specialist volunteer guides and food service at our cafe.

Phone us to book a tour of the Museum!

School Group Tours

In collaboration with school staff, we conduct specialist guided educational tours for school children.

Book a school group tour of the Museum.


Our library is available to the public for research. We also offer a research service for a small fee.

Cafe and gift shop

Our cafe serves delicious light meals, snacks, and drinks. The coffee is great!!!

Donations gratefully received

We are a 'not-for-profit' incorporated association staffed entirely by volunteers but although we have no wages to pay we still have considerable costs for heating, insurance, building maintenance etc.   We really appreciate donations to continue our work to preserve and promote the history, culture, and heritage of the Channel area of Southern Tasmania. We are a registered Deductible Gift Recipient.

You can provide a donation, which is tax-deductible over $2, directly to our account at Westpac Banking Corporation:

Account Name:     Channel Historical and Folk Museum Inc trading as Channel Museum

BSB:                       037-015

Account Number:   301518

Please include the word “donation” and your name on the deposit.  To gain a tax deduction, we need to supply you with a receipt.  So email the details to us, together with your address and we will reply with a receipt for tax deduction purposes.