From Tuesday 12 January the Residency Museum will be closed until further notice for remedial works to strengthen the building and chimneys against earthquakes and other natural hazards.

The work is being done as part of the Earthquake Building Mitigation project. The Shire of York as a project partner with GeoScience Australia, the University of Adelaide and the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage is taking Earthquake Mitigation research forward through a grant of $110k from Dept. Planning, Lands and Heritage, match–funded by the Shire. This is a pilot project for the broader application of remedial building techniques recommended by the researchers.
The Museum is expected to be closed for a minimum of 6 months.



A visit to the award-winning Residency Museum gives you a fantastic insight into the region's history.

It's an ideal way to soak up some of York's great atmosphere and find out fascinating stories about local people and places.

The Museum is full of lively, colourful new exhibitions, professionally designed and covering a diverse range of themes.

Click here to view the Museum Leaflet.

Built during the 1850's as the Depot Superintendent's Quarters, this historic house is now the last remaining part of York's Convict Depot.

It then became the official home of the town's Resident Magistrate hence the name, the Residency.

During the early twentieth century it was used as part of the Old York Hospital, later being saved from disrepair by the efforts of the York Society.

It opened as a Municipal Museum in 1972 and continues to be managed by the Shire of York, with help from community volunteers.

Recent research by Residency Museum staff and volunteers has revealed many more WW1 servicemen with links to York than are listed on York's War Memorials. To view the full list of names CLICK HERE

York Recreation Centre

York Recreation Centre

Book a venue or attend an event at York’s sporting and function hub.