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Ambleside Park Homestead, Ferntree Gully

Ambleside Park Homestead is one of three historic homesteads owned by Knox Council, including Stamford Park 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 brick and it is a reflection of progressive building techniques of the time.

Built in 1899, between the Victorian and Edwardian era just before Federation, the house sits on a slight rise with views to the City of Melbourne and a backdrop of the Dandenong National Park.

The two acres of gardens feature significant trees and shrubs dating from the 1870s, 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 may vary, and will be impacted by current COVID-19 restrictions.


Learn more about the history of Ambleside.


3 Olivebank Road, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

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