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Thanks for your patience over the next few weeks while we clean up fallen trees after the recent storms. Find out more about free storm related waste drop offs at the Knox Transfer Station and extra bin collections.


Ambleside Park Homestead, Ferntree Gully

Ambleside Park Homestead is one of three historic homesteads owned by Knox Council, including Stamford Park (and wetland walk) and Miller's Homestead and Gardens.

About the homestead

The homestead is a single storey former farm house in the Italianate style of multi-chrome Hawthorn brick and it is a reflection of progressive building techniques of the time.

Built in the boom-time of 'Marvellous Melbourne', the house sits on a slight rise with views to the City of Melbourne and a backdrop of the Dandenong Ranges.

The two acres of gardens feature significant trees and shrubs dating from the 1880s, 1890s and 1950s.

Ambleside is now the headquarters of the Knox Historical Society, a not-for-profit community group offering a range of resources including:

  • a museum
  • school history services
  • research and community programs.

To become a member or to find out more, see the Knox Historical Society website.

Ambleside Park Museum

Visitors to the museum will enjoy historical household displays, a School Photograph Collection of nearly 25,0000 images, and a variety of farming tools, machinery and implements reflective of the local farming history. Please contact the Knox Historical Society for more information about current displays and guided tours.

Operating times are Thursdays and Fridays between 10am-1pm and Sundays between 1pm-4pm.

Please note: A small entrance fee applies, please refer to Knox Historical Society’s website for details.


Learn more about the history of Ambleside.


3 Olivebank Road, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

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