Items in the Hutchins Archives and Heritage Collection have been accumulated and preserved since the death in 1841 of Archdeacon William Hutchins, in whose memory the School was founded.
The Collection comprises documents, photographs, books and magazines, honour boards and trophies, uniforms and textiles, coins and medals, artworks, furniture and memorabilia, as well as an extensive collection of audio-visual materials. The items relate to the history of the School as an educational institution for boys and its place in the history of Tasmania, as well as to education in general and to individual students and staff members in particular.
A programme of digitisation of the Collection is in progress, ensuring the progressive availability of online access.
From 1985 until October 2009 the Hutchins Archives and Heritage Collection was housed in the Olga Braham Gallery, annexed to the Nettlefold Library. In 2010 The Hutchins Foundation Centre was constructed incorporating a museum/gallery with adjacent office and meeting room at ground floor level, and a state-of-the-art archival storage facility at lower ground floor level. The re-named Olga Braham Gallery was officially opened on 8 March 2011.
Tuesday - Thursday from 8.30 am - 4.30 pm. Other days by appointment. Guided tours of the School and Gallery also available by prior appointment.
Access to the museum is via the School Administration block near the junction of Nelson Road and Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay. Regular bus services from the City pass along both major arterial routes. Disabled access and visitor parking available.
The Hutchins Digital Heritage Archive site is an online repository containing the entire catalogue of The Hutchins School Magazine digitized to Adobe PDF format, as well as other digital heritage resources such as audio files. Click here to access the Hutchins Digital Heritage Archive.
Ms Margaret Mason-Cox
DipTeach, BEd, GradDipLib&InfStud, GradCertMusStud
p: +61 (03) 6221 4312
f: +61 (03) 6225 4018