Cyril Callister Museum

Cyril Callister Museum

Beaufort, Victoria

 

Find the Cyril Callister Museum at servo@23, an old petrol station which has been repurposed as a community arts, events and creative co-working space

Address: 23 Neill St, Beaufort

10am–2pm Wednesday–Saturday.

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Travel back in time

The Cyril Callister Museum makes its home in Beaufort, a heritage town close to nearby Chute where Cyril Callister, the man who invented Vegemite, and his siblings were raised.

Beaufort, home to the Wadawurung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Eastern Maar and Wotjobaluk people was settled by timber getters and, later, sheep farmers.

Located at the gateway to the Victorian gold fields, Beaufort is about 2.5 hours drive northwest of Melbourne. It is part of the Pyrenees Shire, renowned for its wineries and farm to gate food trail.

The Cyril Callister Museum educates locals and visitors about the life, work and legacy of Cyril Callister. It celebrates all things Vegemite and hosts tours, speakers and events with a portion of the proceeds returned to the Cyril Callister Foundation scholarship program.

See heritage photographs and memorabilia like a Vegemite tin issued in WWII army rations to Australian soldiers or a Vegemite jar issued in Mothercraft gift packs given to all new mums at Tweddle Baby Hospital, Footscray, in the 1950s. View old television footage and sing along to the Happy Little Vegemites jingle.

 

Beaufort at the Yam-diggings, Fiery Creek district, Parish of Beaufort, Country of Ripon. 1858.
Creator: Victoria Public Lands Office. Credit: State Library of Victoria.

Museum Shop

The Cyril Callister Museum offers a range of official Vegemite merchandise for sale with a portion of profits returned to the foundation.

Apparel

Books

Gifts

Museum Bookings

The Cyril Callister Museum hosts visitor, school and corporate tours.

It can also be booked to host community, corporate and fundraising events.

Group museum bookings cost $10 per head. Payment will be arranged after booking is confirmed.
Please include number of attendees in the order notes.

    Memorabilia Club

    The Cyril Callister Museum is home to the Cyril Callister Memorabilia Club, which meets once a year. Fans can buy, swap, and sell Vegemite collectibles and share stories about the iconic food spread.

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