The Pioneer Homestead
The 1860s homestead is furnished with items from the homes of descendants of the pioneer Families. The slab hut kitchen contains many household items of the era. PLUS we have a our Blacksmiths, woodturning and Vintage machinery.
Our Beautiful Gardens
The Mont De Lancey homestead is set in lawns graced by beautiful trees including a magnificent spreading oak. Whether it be the rich rustic colours of autumn or come spring it's blossom time, the white and pink of the flowering cherries and the purple of the lilacs make a stunning setting.
Take a set back in time to appreciate the family, working and social life of the pioneer families displayed in a comprehensive collection of photographs and artefacts.
Our Guided YesterYear Tours
Our visitors can enjoy the personally guided tour of the historic Homestead and slab kitchen, the beautiful gardens, St Mary's Chapel, Blacksmiths and vintage Machinery with one of our volunteers.
Our tour highlights the comparisons between a modern home and the pioneer Homestead. See if you can guess which rooms are missing.
How would you manage without mains water, hot water, electricity, phone, car and many other conveniences we take for granted today.
As the Tour progresses around the property, you will walk through the beautiful gardens set in lawns with stunning trees including a magnificent 100+ year old oak.
The Tour also includes the 1920’s St Mary's Chapel, Historic Kitchen, Home Dairy, Blacksmiths and Vintage Machinery shed.
After your guided tour you're welcome to browse the grounds and extensive museum collection at your leisure.
The Art Gallery
The Gallery contains a wide range of artworks ranging from Contemporary to Modern including works by artist from the Yarra Valley.