Nestled in picturesque bushland, discover one of Griffith’s ‘must visit’ places, learn about the development of the MIA and what makes Griffith the place it is today. Thank you to Tourism Australia for this National Experience Content Initiative and capturing images and videography of our amazing Museum!
As part of Local Government Week we're proud to showcase what Griffith Pioneer Park Museum does for our community and some services we provide.
On 12 April 1971, the gates of Griffith Pioneer Park Museum opened, realising the dream of founder Charles Sharam, who, along with other volunteers, worked for several years to make his dream a reality. 50 years on, the Museum continues to live ‘One Man’s Dream’, preserving and sharing our region’s history. To mark this milestone, we would like to invite the community to join in our year-long celebrations, with a range of workshops, exhibitions, tours, and displays on offer throughout 2021. We hope you enjoy this video that was projected onto the water tank. Our first celebrations kicked off on Monday 5 April to Monday 12 April, future events will be listed on our website and Facebook Page.
The outstanding story of the history-making sheep export from Griffith to Israel, 1958.
Griffith and the Spanish Influenza pandemic
The history of the Spanish Influenza and Nurse Jenkins' gold watch.
Griffith and Polio
The history of Polio in Griffith and the Iron Lung.
Take a step back in time with a guided tour on the Pioneer Park Express
Vintage Voices - Radio Plays