Sunbury Library.

George Evans Museum collection to get a new home

The George Evans Museum collection is to get a new home, in a revamped lower ground room beneath the Macedon St public library.

A Hume City Council spokesperson says a design for the new museum has been approved and building work will start on the collection’s new home in a few months’ time. 

“A number of community members were involved in the early stages of the project when public engagement was undertaken in April 2023,” states a council spokesperson.

“Site selection followed, then a process of budget development, design procurement, design, and construction procurement.”

Construction is expected to be complete by end of June 2024, but there will be a period of assessing collection items and ensuring these are safely shifted from their current storage, says the spokesperson.

“This will be done in partnership with the regular George Evans volunteers, and items should be completely transferred by the end of 2024.”

The museum has been closed since it lost its premises during a council reorganisation.

Cllr Trevor Dance says: “It’s great to see that this is finally now going to happen. The decision is well overdue, but heading in the correct direction so we can display so much more of Sunbury’s history and have a place that our community and visitors can come and learn more.”

For now, the museums exhibits can be viewed on a Wednesday by prior appointment. For bookings, call 9925 9900 or email [email protected]