Ballam Park Homestead

Built around 1855, the Victorian style double-storey building farmhouse is set in a spacious garden setting. It is furnished as a farmhouse of the 1875-1880 period, and is fully restored after an arson attack in 1994. Within the grounds are farm machinery, a smithy and buggy display, a Museum housing displays of artefacts, gowns and photographs and a Resource Centre.

Address: 
Cranbourne Road, Frankston, VIC
Tel: 
0397895529
Hours: 
2pm-4.30pm every Sun, also by appointment for groups
Admission: 
Adults $5, children $1, pensioners $4, families $10
Facilities: 
Toilets, car and bus parking, picnic area, refreshments, sales outlet, guided tours, research facilities, information brochure, special membership, magazine/newsletter, outreach, archives/research centre
Collection: 
Approximately 500 items including archives and machinery
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Homestead

Ballam Park Homestead

Creator:
Frederick Liardet
Description:
French style, two storeyed farmhouse built 1855. First brick and first two storeyed house in Frankston.
Date:
1855

Dress

Martha Baxter's Gown

Description:
Silk gown worn in 1856 to opening of Parliament by Martha Baxter, wife of Captain Benj. Baxter first postmaster of Melbourne.
Date:
1856

Piano

Collard and Collard Grand Piano

Creator:
Collard and Collard, London
Description:
Belonged to Coles family (of Cole's Arcade, Melbourne)
Date:
1817

Dresses

Grice Costume Collection

Description:
Collection of 1880 gowns and accessories worn by Sarah Grice, of Moondah, Mt. Eliza
Date:
1880s

Newspaper

London Morning Herald of 1805

Description:
A complete bound edition of the 1805 London Morning Herald. All genealogical references have been extracted and are on cards and microfiche. All local cemeteries and many local paper references on microfiche indexes
Date:
1805