The Briars Park

The Briars Park

The Briars Park is one of the Mornington Peninsula's oldest properties. The park, a wonderful example of cultural landscape, contains an 1840's Homestead which houses a Napoleonic Collection and various out buildings that were required in early pioneer times. A 96 hectare wildlife reserve allows visitors to experience native flora and fauna via a series of walking tracks and boardwalks and an excellent Visitor Centre display and audio visual is an ideal introduction to the Park's facilities.

Address: 
Nepean Highway, Mount Martha, VIC
Tel: 
0359743686
Hours: 
9.00am - 5.00pm daily (Homestead open 10.00am - 4.00pm). Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Admission: 
$4.50 Adults, $3.50 Seniors, 70c Children, $10 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) Homestead only. Otherwise Free
Facilities: 
1840s homestead, wildlife reserve, wetlands, woodland walks, visitors centre, souvenir shop, refreshments, information brochures, access for disabled, picnic area, BBQ's, education, homestead, garden and barn available for hire/functions/weddings
Collection: 
The Napoleonic Collection - 500 pieces approx. Farm Machinery Collection - 50 pieces approx. Norma Dodd Photographic History of the homestead collection - 30 pieces.
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Napoleon's death mask

Creator:
Modelled by Dr Francis Burton
Description:
One of a limited series of copies.
Date:
circa 1833