St Helens History Room, Tasmania

Identity area

Identifier

daa/591

Authorized form of name

St Helens History Room, Tasmania

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • St Helens History Room and Museum, Tasmania

Type

  • Municipal

Contact area

 

Kym Matthews

Type

Address

Street address

61 Cecilia Street, St Helens

Locality

St Helens

Region

Tasmania

Country name

Postal code

7216

Telephone

Fax

Note

Description area

History

St Helens History Room tells the story of the settlement of St Helens on the far east coast of Tasmania.

It features more than 1000 artefacts on display and provides a snapshot of the history of the area from the mountains to the sea including Indigenous heritage, maritime history and the tales of local pioneers including the Chinese Tin miners.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Local government (Break O'Day Council).

Records management and collecting policies

National Standards for museums.

Buildings

Purpose built facility that houses the museum, backroom work space and the visitor information centre.

Holdings

Genealogical archive relating to settler families. Historical archive relating to history of St Helens. There is an extensive photographic collection with approximately 20,000 images.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Mosaic software catalogue system.

Access area

Opening times

Open 9am-5pm 7 days a week.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Wheelchair access available.

Services area

Research services

Staff respond to research enquiries, and provide general reference assistance to visiting users.

Reproduction services

Copying/scanning services available.

Public areas

Visitor Information Centre.

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

28 July 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Indigenous (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

61 Cecilia Street, St Helens
St Helens, Tasmania 7216