Emerald Museum

The Emerald Museum is a local history museum and archives which houses and selectively displays approximately 1600 photographs, 600 memorabilia, documentary records (including contemporary records) and family histories relevant to the economic, social and environmental history of Emerald and district (within postcode 3782). A collection of original ledgers, stock books and catalogues of the renowned Nobelius Nursery provides a link with the heritage park in which the museum is situated. The Museum also houses the Writers of the Dandernogs exhibit, which commemorated well-known Australian literary figures who settled in or wrote about the Dandenong's in the early 20th century. Other major themes include gold discovery in Emerald, timber, horticulture, transport (rail and bullock), and guesthouses. Special themes are developed to reflect current events. Opening hours are Sundays 1.30-4pm and Wednesday 10-12, other times (including School and TAFE groups) by arrangement. The Museum is managed by a Special Committee of the Cardinia Shire Council.

Address: 
Nobelius Heritage Park, Crichton Road, Emerald, VIC
Tel: 
0359682152
Hours: 
1-4pm Sun, 10.30-12 on Wed, or by appointment
Admission: 
Gold Coin
Facilities: 
Access for the disabled, toilets also for the disabled, car and bus parking, picnic area, refreshments, sales outlet, guided tours, research facilities
Collection: 
Approximately 600 items, 200 monographs
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Items

Labelling machine

Description:
This wood and metal machine was imported from the United States by Carl Axel Nobelius. It produced embossed metal strip labels fro trees sold by the Nobelius Nursery.
Date:
Early 1900's

Ledgers

Nobelius Nursery Ledgers

Creator:
Nobelius Nursery
Description:
The ledgers provide a record of financial transactions of the Nobelius Nursery, including trees exported to five continents and supplied to municipalities and public works authorities throughout Australia.
Date:
1898 - 1955