Lara Chamber of Commerce

On February 11th 2016 the Lara Museum & Historical Centre hosted the Lara Chamber of Commerce for their first event for 2016. This was a twilight networking night where it was great to meet and chat with other Lara business people. There were about 60 attendees, some had not visited the museum before and were very surprised with the beautiful gardens, also the vast range of exhibits inside the museum and out side. Catering for the night was a delicious gourmet BBQ by Scott Millar from Millars, this was a very successful night all around with lots of positive feedback.

Photos of the event can be found on the Lara Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

All British Classics Car Club

On Sunday September 27th the All British Classics Car Club visited the museum for morning tea. The weather was beautiful and everyone enjoyed the museums fine coffee, scones, the grounds and of course the cars on display. Here are selection of photos from the day.


May 2015 – Raffle Winners

On May 31st the winners of the raffle were drawn.

First prize, a trailer load of wood, went to Gen M.

Second prize was a lovely flowering Camellia and went to Ian S.

Congratulations to these two lucky winners.


Lara Primary School History studies


A great time was had by over 120 students, teachers, and helping parents when grade 3 & 4 students from Lara Primary School visited the museum on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and  Thursday 9th October as part of their History studies.

Garage Sale

On August 30th, the Lara Museum successfully held it’s first Garage Sale. With beautiful weather and a cooked breakfast available, the turn out was above expectations. Thank you to everyone who participated on the day.

Janet Butler visit

Kitty's War

Inspired author Janet Butler (nee Armstrong), a former Lara Lake P.S. student, visited the Museum and explained how she researched her award winning book “Kitty’s War”; a story about the remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton, a World War I army nurse who grew up in Little River.

Costa House Aged Care Visit

On Tuesday 21st January a group of 14 residents from Costa House, Residential Aged Care Centre at Lara visited the Heritage Museum.

Longtime residents Betty Eastman nee Walker, Eric and Joyce Turner nee Spaulding and Anne Chase reminisced while more recent arrivals learnt something of Lara’s history.  The visit was topped off by afternoon tea served on the patio.  An enjoyable time was had by all.


Vintage Bike Exhibition

The Museum hosted the Geelong Vintage Bike Club on 5th May 2013.

There were approximately 25 bikes from the 1890’s plus a few later models. The Penny Farthings were the most popular with the visitors at the Museum, with some of the unique styled bikes attracting attention.

The Old Museum buildings proved an ideal backdrop for the many photographs taken on the day.