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Ambleside Park Museum - Knox Historical Society (Ferntree Gully)




Ambleside Park Museum is a local history museum housed in a century old farmhouse. Two of the rooms contain displays depicting a parlour and a bedroom early in the twentieth century. The School Photograph Collection is a popular section of the museum, especially with people who have had family members attend school in Knox. Approximately 25,000 photographs are kept in this room. Other displays show aspects of the development of the area from a series of farming communities to the City of Knox. The area depended on agriculture and a large collection of farm machinery and implements are on display in the garden and in the tool shed. A two room cottage, the tool shed and the former porch of St Bartholomew's Anglican Church are part of the museum complex.

Ambleside Park is located on two acres of land. Many of the trees in the gardens surrounding the house were planted in the 1870s. Behind the homestead a huge magnolia tree and an oak tree date from that period. In the front garden camelias, rhododendrons, a holly, a magnolia and a blackwood tree were planted in the 1890s when the homestead was built.

Ambleside Park Museum is operated by the Knox Historical Society.

The Knox Historical Society Inc.:
Compiles and maintains historical records of the Knox District
Displays historical artefacts and photographs
Provides and disseminates information to students, researchers and the community
Publishes books, newsletters, calenders, photographs and other items
Participates in historical events and local community celerbrations
Organises speakers on historical subjects and related community interest
Conducts excursions to places of historical interest
Works in conjunction with other historical societies and museums

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3 Olivebank Road,  Ferntree Gully 3156, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 9758 6722
Map: 74 Ref: D1

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