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Eucalyptus Distillery Museum




   The museum is currently Closed.

We anticipate reopening on August 12 th 2021 !!   Yay!!

thankyou for your patience



 Our Eucalyptus Distillery Centre

 A range of displays make up the storyboard of the "Blue Eucy" industry,historic artefacts, video  and static displays.  A wander around the old distillery gives life to the old photographs.

The working model will operate demonstrating the full distillation process using in ground vats.    Our retail area and cafe is where you can refresh with hot and cold drinks and something for the kids.  Books and Souvenirs are a great reminder of your visit to the Museum and the Inglewood district.  Given we're all about "blue eucy distilling",  of course we have natural eucalyptus oil for sale in a range of convenient sizes and a marvellous range of products.  

The park and toilets are open till dusk and are wheelchair friendly.  The swings for the kiddies are also now complete.  We remind you to ensure the kids wear sturdy footwear in the park, as the odd bindii seed is always lurking in the grass during the warm season, and look,  but don't touch our local wildlife.


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Our video clip on  YouTube (click icon to play)






Bookings for large groups need to be made in advance. 

Please call us on  03 5438 3247 to make arrangements. 


The Collection 

Of importance is the museum collection,  so we now have a standing invitation  for all items, large and small for display, loan or to be donated.  They must be relevant to our  eucalyptus industry, and can extend from old newspaper clippings, books, photos, memories and machinery.  It doesn't matter if it's rusty or ragged.    We will gladly copy all items and return to you, if required. Talk to committee member if items are large or difficult to manage.   Of particular interest are the people who worked in the industry, their stories and the importance of the industry to the district.  This will be a key theme, so start writing.

 A recent gift of two marvellous oil paintings by Mr Fred Watts was gratefully received.  They are paintings of distilleries in the bush so are just perfect near the kiosk area.



Admission Pricing 2021     

Family              $20.00     

Adults               $10.00 

Seniors             $8.00 

Bus Groups      $8.00

Self guided tour $5.00 pp


How to find us: 

     We look forward to your visit! 

New Project Underway

We are having fruitful discussions with Museums Victoria about returning the Cliff and Bunting Traction Engine.  This is a marvellous piece of history and is currently being planned for restoration/conservation work at Scienceworks in Spotswood.    This project may take a couple of years to establish relevant funding and construct a suitable home for it.  It was purchased by the museum at the  clearance sale on the distillery site and would be on an extended loan.  We look forward to its return to the site!

Tax Deductible donations can be made to our Museum Development Fund, which will develop the space for the traction engine.  more>


 Like To Be Apart Of It?

If you would like to be a part of the excitement and hustle and bustle assisting the bus groups,  we'd love to see you.  Come and have a chat!!!   

For further information,  please contact   03 5438 3247   or Murray Baud on 0409 309 090.

Email: eucymuseumsales    or Committee

Inglewood Eucalyptus Distillery Museum

ABN 80 963 499 526            



Welcome to Inglewood- there's more than you think!

Gold, blue eucy, history and architecture, exercise or just some time to relax!




Eucy Museum - Re Opening

Plans are progressing  for the anticipated opening from  August 12th.   The Committee is delighted to be concluding negotiations for the re opening in August.   The business will open from the 12th August, with an official “re-launch” and short ceremony on the Sunday 15th at 2:00pm, which will also recognise the 10 years since opening in 2011.

Nicole Upton will operate the facility, with some fresh ideas and new products planned.

After such an extended closure, it will be great to have the museum open for  visitors , tours and a great coffee.

Of course, these plans and dates are subject to the various health restrictions and pandemic.


2021 - 2031 Inglewood Community Plan   (draft) 

The Inglewood Development & Tourism Committee (IDTC) has been working on the revised Inglewood Community Plan for some time.  Council restructured the processes and supported communities developing new plans. 

The new plan has drafted after the community survey was collated.  The Council has invited the IDTC to present the plan to Council's Technical Forum on 10th August. 

The Community is invited to review the planbelow prior and provide any further feedback to the IDTC president Carey or Secretary Pauline  [ email to ].  The annual funding allocations will only be directed towards projects currently identified and scoped in the Plan.   

 Download the plan  >> here       pdf   1.64MB

The identified goals are in notional priority order, but smaller projects of a lower priority may be funded if "shovel ready" and adequate funding.

  • Goal 1: Built environment and town beautification
  • Goal 2: Improving where we live.
  • Goal 3: Tourism and marketing
  • Goal 4: Community health and wellbeing
  • Goal 5: Traffic Management
  • Goal 6: Sport and recreation
  • Goal 7: Social opportunities
  • Goal 8: Heritage, arts and culture
  • Goal 9: Natural environment
  • Goal 10: Improving our local economy
  • Goal 11: Connectivity: Internet and individual capacity

 Some concept images from the Streetscape Masterplan, the top priority goal 1.    
















What did the 2010 plan achieve?   

History of community planning
This is the fifth stage in the development of the Inglewood Community Plan. The first was the Inglewood Urban Design Framework, which was begun in 2002 and completed in April 2003. The second stage took place in January and February 2004. The third stage took place in 2004 when further public discussion focused on the progress to date and for further development and consolidation. Stage four was a public meeting held in 2008 which led to the development of the Inglewood Community Plan 2010.

The Inglewood community is proud of the many achievements made, an outcome of collaborative and combined efforts of many, benefiting the community in a number of ways.

Some of the successful initiatives include:
    • Eucalyptus Distillery Museum. Formally opened in 2011. A Loddon Shire appointed Section 65 committee manages the site and ongoing development and provides for tours and the establishment of the retail area operation.
    • Arts park development (right)
    • Public drinking fountain - 2013 (right)
    • Community Hub - participation with the community hub feasibility development activities and the Community Planning submission (below right)
    • Inglewood Railway Station Redevelopment
    • Adventure park at sports precinct
    • Industrial Park development
Tourism & Marketing
    • Inglewood geographic domain community website –
    • Brooke Street flags, highlighting businesses open for business in a consistent manner for the town.
    • Brooke St. Brochure.
    • Blue Plaque Heritage trail, in conjunction with the Inglewood & District Historical Society (below right)
    • Tourism Information Board 2012/3. This project replaced the community directory sign which was seriously outdated.
    • Input to Streetscape project
Community Celebrations
    • Blue Eucy Festivals
    • 150 Years of Gold, 1859 -2009
    • Inglewood Alive Festival
Community Planning engagement
    • Numerous community planning meetings to register, scope, and prioritise identified community projects. This has been an important function of the IDTC which has assisted many community projects to development. In conjunction with the Loddon Shire Community Planning team.
    • Participation with the planning for the Railway Station redevelopment.





  • Unfortunately the 2021 Alive Festival has been cancelled due to ongoing Covid pandemic issues.

  • Looking forward to the next 2022 November festival       







Volunteers play a vital and valuable role in the community of Inglewood. 

Our volunteers are a diverse range of people who work tirelessly with organisations with the common interest of  enhancing the Inglewood and district communities. 
Volunteering can be a fun way of meeting new people, helping others and developing new skills.   
It is also about sharing and developing personal skills and strengthening links between people in the community.
If you would like to be a valued volunteer, we would like to hear from you. 
Please call the Inglewood Community Neighborhood House (ICNH) on 5438 3562
or call in and  have a chat with the team.

We greatly appreciate and value your contribution.


Youth Support

Some kids can be under a lot of pressure!  Decisions about the future, school stuff you may not know about,             holiday boredom or struggling to find that perfect job!   

A fantastic new site is up and running for the 16-25 year olds. 

Tune In Not Out  is 24hr TV for life's challenges, such as alcohol, drugs, mental health, exams and relationships.

Check it out!  Pass it on!  Spread the word!


It may help someone you know, and you may never know how. 


TINO and thanks to the team that put it together!!


About Inglewood

Situated 199 km from Melbourne on the Calder Highway, this historic gold mining town presents a vision of the past. Inglewood forms part of the famous ‘Golden Triangle' which encompasses some of the richest alluvial goldfields in the world. The last great Victorian gold rush occurred here in the 1860's, bringing prosperity and a burgeoning new life to a rural community, clearing the land of mallee scrub and producing wool for the young colony and for export to England. 
Gold was like a magnet and miners flocked to Inglewood from all corners of the globe. A few miners' tents rapidly became a tent town of thousands. Inglewood became known as ‘the city in the scrub'.  In the third year of its existence Inglewood became a municipality, the Borough of Inglewood. Such was the wealth taken from the earth and rock, that the tent town became a community of substance, buildings of timber and brick; imposing structures, several of which stand today.
The gold was eventually extracted to economic limits and the miners departed. A new, though less profitable industry helped the town survive. Eucalyptus oil, first recognised for its wide ranging qualities from the earliest years of colonial occupation, was produced in quantity in the district. The Blue Mallee, locally known as 'Blue Eucy ', which produced an oil of exceptional quality, grows in abundance in the area.  These days Inglewood is a service town for the surrounding rural districts and smaller communities.
Stay a while and you will be able to explore the town with he range of activities listed on the link below.
These can bring the history to life .

Collectibles, gold, blue eucy, history and architecture, ...  or just relax!

Have an enjoyable time and come back to visit Inglewood again.

Things to see and do!


One of the reasons it's called the "city in the scrub"