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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.  Entry gold coin donation.

The new Water Tower Museum is open from 2 – 4 pm each Saturday: admission a gold coin donation.

The Railway Signal Box Museum,  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 generally held monthly on the second Thursday of the month except January, at the Foster Street museum.

We can undertake research work for a small fee.  Please complete the Research Request form and email to: salemuseums@outlook.com