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 Sale 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.

We have additional opening times for our museums to coincide with the Archibald exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale.

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.  During October and November it is also open Fridays and Saturdays with a special exhibition on four generations of the Leslie family and their commercial and community contribution to the area.

The new Water Tower Museum is open from 2 – 4 pm each Saturday: admission a gold coin donation and until late November, from 10 – midday on Sundays.

The Railway Signal Box Museum is open 10 – 2 each Saturday and the Powder Magazine is open 2 – 4 each Saturday and Sunday.

Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month except January at the Foster Street museum.

We can undertake some research work for a small fee.