The Bible Museum welcomes pre-booked Tour Groups: Church Groups, Youth, School, Community, Probus, Rotary, Lions, YMCA. In fact, any sort of group! We can host groups from 4 to 50+, larger groups will need to split into smaller numbers in order to fit in the Museum.
Group visits usually include a half hour overview talk of the Museum, workshop on writing and printing, and (when in season: Nov - April) a half hour talk about butterflies, including a live butterfly hatching, if available! These talks are informal and enjoyable, usually led by Ellen with assistance from Jean. The audience members are usually able to handle a live (tame-ish) butterfly if they wish, usually in the morning, when they hatch.
Admission Price: Admission is free, including the guided tour of the Museum - small donations are welcome. We recommend that you book early to ensure your preferred date is available, even if you need to cancel or rearrange your date at a later time. We require at least 2 days notice for group bookings, and prefer 2 weeks notice. Group bookings in Autumn (the best time for Butterflies) are in high demand.
Opening Hours: The Museum opening hours are flexible for pre-arranged groups.
Parking: There is ample free parking at the front of the Museum for large buses.
Catering: When requested in advance we can provide morning or afternoon tea, including coffee (instant), tea and cakes/biscuits/savouries, at a small group rate. We only provide morning/afternoon tea or supper, no lunches. There are many cafes and restaurants in St Arnaud which cater for groups.
Main Meal Options: See our 'Where to eat' page for cafes and restaurants which cater for groups.
- There are several motels in St Arnaud, and the Caravan Park.
- The Camp Seed Centre at Stuart Mill is 20 minutes drive away. It sleeps up to 48 people plus 6 powered caravan sites, including a chapel and conference facilities.
- See our 'Where to stay' page for more info.
On Site Facilities: 2 outdoor toilets, gas BBQ (notice required), free wireless internet (for up to 5 at a time), digital projector, 48cm TV/DVD. If you require more AV equipment you are welcome to bring it with you. Indoor seating for around 40, outdoor undercover for around 60. Indoor air conditioning & wood-fired coonara heaters.
Other Activities: The St Arnaud Historical Society conducts guided walking/bus tours for groups, for a nominal charge. There are some lovely bush walks and cycle tracks (maps provided if notice given). Botanical Gardens for picnics. Farm visits can also be arranged.