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Lakes Entrance Regional Historical Society

Johnsonville School No. 2761 was built in 1900 at a cost of £278 to accommodate 60 children. It was officially opened on 12th February 1901. Enrolments dwindled over the years and in the late 1990s the decision was made to close the school. In 1999 the Society purchased the building from Education Victoria and transported it in two sections to Lakes Entrance. After substantial refurbishment, the building was reopened on 30th June 2000 as the Lakes Entrance History Centre & Museum.

About us...

We are committed to preserving the records, artefacts and historical sites of Lakes Entrance and the surrounding districts. New members are welcome to participate in all the Society’s current activities, including cataloguing, research, restoration work, excursions, special projects and fundraising. Associate membership is also available for those with an interest in local history or who prefer just to enjoy social activities and excursions.

Membership fees

Single | $25
Couple/Family | $35 (includes children under 18)

Membership fees are set at the Annual General Meeting in August of each year and become due from that date.

0466 980 166


Tuesday: 10.00 – 12.00 noon
Saturday 1.30 – 4.00pm
Open other times by arrangement.
Special groups catered for.
Admission: Gold coin donation.