Rylstone and District Historical Society

The Rylstone and District Historical Society precinct includes the heritage-listed Bridge View Inn, the Cottage Museum next door and the Thyme Out Community Garden.

The Society hosts visiting speakers, organises excursions, exhibitions and other heritage events, and undertakes family history research.

This building hosts boutique businesses downstairs (wine tasting, a yum cha café, thai massage and a barbershop) and self-contained B&B accommodation upstairs in the Bridge View Inn Apartment.

The dining room contains a rare and unique mural dating to the 1870’s that has been recently restored.  It features naked nymphs, a grinning Pan, a cupid and a landscape. The dining room is used for:

  • Meetings
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Dinners and Functions


The Cottage Museum is open every Sunday from 10am – 3pm and displays include costume, rustic furniture, kitchen and small farming tools, schooling, musical instruments. Also on display are photographs of pioneers, the town and district.


The dining room of the Bridge View Inn can be hired for:

  • Family reunions
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Maximum seating for meals is 34.

Contact the Secretary by phone or email.