Sale Historical Society was first formed in 1964. Although it then languished, acting secretary Stuart Ashton maintained a point of contact for collecting local history. Newspaper man Milton Lewis was the catalyst for its rebirth in November 1970. As the City of Sale gradually relinquished its former Foster St Council Chambers, the Foster Street Museum was born, opening in 1975.
The Museum has an extensive archive, a collection of local memorabilia, local Honour Rolls, Sale Council records and items on local businesses, events and identities.
The Foster Street Museum, featuring changing exhibitions on the town and its businesses, is open from 1.30 pm – 4 pm each Wednesday and Sunday afternoon. We have a special exhibition on four generations of the Leslie family and their commercial and community contribution to the area, and a number of Bock portraits from the 1870s.
The new Water Tower Museum is open from 2 – 4 pm each Saturday: admission a gold coin donation
The Railway Signal Box Museum, when volunteers are available, is open 10 – 2 on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month .
The Powder Magazine is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 2 pm – 4 pm.
Meetings are held monthly generally on the second Thursday of the month except January at the Foster Street museum.
We can undertake research work for a small fee.