Ambleside Historic Homestead & Museum

Ambleside Historic Homestead & MuseumAmbleside Historic Homestead & Museum

Ambleside Park Museum is a local history museum housed in a century old farmhouse. Two of the rooms contain displays depicting a parlor 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.

Extensive work was done on the gardens in the 1950s and since the 1970s the gardens have been maintained by the local council and members of the Knox Historical Society Inc.

The Ambleside Park Gardens are available for hire for weddings, wedding photographs and group picnics. Contact the Knox Historical Society Inc. for further information.
Pricelist in Adobe file (26k)


The Ambleside Park Museum is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 1pm - 4pm and at other times by appointment.

On days of TOTAL FIRE BAN in the Central area, the Museum will not open


The Resource Centre will be closed until further notice.
A limited research service will be available on Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm and
Mondays from 11 am to 2 pm from the Ambleside Museum at
3 Olivebank Road Ferntree Gully 3156.
Enquiries can still be made via email to
or by phone (03) 9758 6722 (usually an answering machine).
If you leave a message one of our volunteers will get back to you.


When & Where

Happens: Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Times: 1 - 4 pm

Venue || Location

 Ambleside Park & Gardens  show

⊜ 3 Olivebank Road Ferntree Gully 3156 | Map
Ambleside Park & Gardens3 Olivebank Road, Ferntree Gully, , 3156
✆ Event: 9758 6722 | Venue: 9758 6722

Venue Event Calendar 1 Events

Web Links

Ambleside Historic Homestead & Museum

Knox Historical Society

Disclaimer: Advertising details can change at any time. Check with the advertiser before making plans, buying tickets or proceeding.

Advertising: Update Page | Upgrade Page

Trending HOT

View Event: Things to see, hear & do this weekend
Things to see, hear & do this weekend
Weekends are precious. Two days to do what we please. All day Saturday and Sunday to chill, fill and party to our hearts content. No city does it better than ..

View Event: Australian Open 2019
Australian Open 2019
Melbourne in January means only one thing - the Australian Open. With the world's top tennis players fighting it out for the first Grand Slam title of the year, there's ..

Stay Tuned Melbourne

A free weekly wrap of upcoming events | More..

* Confirmation required