James Harrison’s Momentous Achievements – Exhibition

Multi-day event from Sat 20 March. Details below
Presented By:
Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust (Victoria)
Barwon Grange Conservatory, 25 Fernleigh St, Newtown
Event Type:
Event Topic:
Technology, innovation and manufacturing
  • Sat 20 March, 1pm - 3:30pm
  • Sun 21 March, 10:30am - 3:30pm
  • Wed 24 March, 10:30am - 3:30pm
  • Thu 25 March, 10:30am - 3:30pm
  • Fri 26 March, 10:30am - 3:30pm
  • Sat 27 March, 10:30am - 3:30pm
  • Sun 28 March, 10:30am - 1:30pm

This exhibition honours inventor James Harrison (1816-1893), showing Harrison family memorabilia and models of his machines. It features a timeline of his life’s journeys as editor, scientist and innovator.
A civic leader and influencer in early Geelong, James founded the Advertiser in 1840 and invented the world’s first ice-making machine in 1854.

Please note that numbers are restricted due to COVID.

Opening hours:

Saturday 20 March, 1pm – 3.30pm

Sunday 21 March, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Wednesday 24 March – Saturday 27 March, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Sunday 28 March, 10.30am – 1.30pm

(Closed Monday and Tuesday)

Special note:

To compliment this event, a live-streamed discussion on James Harrison (1816 – 1893) Inventor – Editor – Entrepreneur will be held at 7pm AEDT on Friday 19 March. Click HERE to book.

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