Burston's bicycle,‘Victory’ brand high-wheel touring bicycle,1889, H. Bassett & Co.
Image: Museum Victoria
Source: Museum Victoria
Question: Does Museum Victoria collect bikes?
Answer: Many people know of the high-wheel bicycle on which Victorian George Burston rode more than 10,000 kilometres in the late nineteenth century. The Museum also has several other bicycles in its Road Transport collection, as well as historical photographs of people cycling. These objects regularly feature in exhibitions at Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and Scienceworks. Recently, the Museum purchased a fleet of bicycles for staff to use as transport between venues. In addition, many staff-members take part in Ride to Work Day each October, using their own bikes.