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The Maldon Penny School

The Penny School situated on Church Street Maldon is one of our favourite buildings in town.

Maldon Penny School

The school was called the Penny School because that was the cost of attendance at the school.

The 1856 Penny School, built of stone, brick and weatherboard as the Church of England Denominational School No.413, overlooks Maldon in Church Street. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1979. It was sold by The National Trust to a private buyer in 2014.

Maldon in Winter 2019

Maldon celebrates winter each year with the Maldon in Winter festival which runs from Friday 28th June through to 14th July 2019.

Maldon in Winter

Maldon in Winter – Photo: © Maldon Herald

Special events are held that you can enjoy in our beautiful township during the coldest time of the year.

The School Holidays will also feature events, so make sure you head to Maldon for a day trip or a short stay to enjoy what the town has to offer.

Maldon in Winter

Maldon in Winter – Photo: © jakkapan

Poppy’s of Maldon and Beaton’s Stores will be holding a fashion event at the Maldon Hotel on June 28th at 7pm. Pop into Beaton’s Stores or Poppy’s for more details.

You can visit Carman’s Tunnel and see what it was like in a real gold mine during the 19th century, you will find Carman’s Tunnel on Parkins Reef Road. Tours of the mine operate on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and School Holidays. Each tour commences at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. Each tour takes 30 – 40 minutes.

Maldon in Winter – Photo: © FiledIMAGE

Walk around Maldon and check out the historic streetscape, explore the goldfields, head up to Mount Tarrengower for breathtaking views from the observation tower and if you’re lucky watch hang gliders leap from the Mount and fly around and below.

Take a journey back in time to the age of steam transportation on the Victorian Goldfields Railway. A real steam train service that operates between Maldon and Castlemaine.

You’ll be sure to find something that interests you.

A View of Maldon from the Beehive Chimney

View of Maldon from the Beehive Chimney

View of Maldon from the Beehive Chimney – Photo: © Maldon Victoria

The Beehive Gold Mine ruins at Maldon incorporate the imposing Beehive Chimney which is visible from most parts of town and even from the top of Mount Tarrengower.

This picture is a view of Main Street Maldon from above the Beehive Chimney showing Maldon on a cool autumn day.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Maldon. Autumn 2019.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Maldon

Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Maldon – Photo: © Maldon Victoria

This photo is the Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Maldon on a nice sunny autumn Sunday morning.

Holy Trinity Church was designed in Early English gothic style by David Relph Drape and built from local schist with granite dressings. The nave was opened in 1861 and the building progressively enlarged until 1889

It consists of a nave, chancel, western porch, organ chamber and vestry. The interior is of particular note for the splendid east window dating from 1864, the work of accomplished artist John Lyon; other windows include the signed work of William Montgomery.

The first pipe organ in the church was installed in 1865 and is believed to be the Bevington organ now at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta. The present organ was built by Fincham & Hobday at a cost of £273 and was opened on 26 April 1893.

Main Street Maldon after Autumn Rain

Maldon after an Autumn Rain – May 2019 – Photo: © Maldon Victoria

It’s been very dry this year at Maldon, almost drought conditions.

Fortunately this week we were blessed with a good amount of autumn rain and it’s not a moment too soon.

This picture was taken from the front of the Beehive Mine Reserve at Maldon looking down Main Street.

Steam Locomotive J549 Arriving at Maldon

A short video of Steam Locomotive J549 arriving at Maldon in the late afternoon.

This steam locomotive is one of several on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Maldon.

A tourist train service runs Wednesday and Sunday between Maldon and Castlemaine.

Stone Cottage at Maldon

Stone Cottage Maldon – Photo: © Maldon Victoria

This stone cottage at Maldon is a great example of goldfields architecture. A functional cottage which once was a commonplace style of building but now has a charm that embodies the heritage of Maldon.