Savill's Bower Bird Nest and Botanical Gardens

A collector's paradise, the Museum presents over 200 collections in thirty rooms. Set amidst five acres of International Gardens (the Savill Gardens), its special attractions include the fourteenth portable gaol built in Victoria and the state's smallest church.

Address: 
Savill Road, Heywood, VIC
Tel: 
0355271314
Hours: 
9am-5pm daily
Admission: 
Adults $5, children $2, concession available
Facilities: 
Toilets, toilets also for the disabled, car and bus parking, picnic area, guided tours
Collection: 
Estimate over 1 million items
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Items

Musical box

Description:
Musical box with 8 tunes and butterflies, from Switzerland
Date:
1867 (into Aust.)

Spinning wheel

Creator:
H. Henningson
Description:
Spinning wheel constructed by Great Grandfather of Museum owner and brought out by him to Australia.
Date:
early 1800s

Church building

Mt. Clay Church

Creator:
Community of Mt. Clay
Description:
Oldest wooden building in Glenelg Shire and smallest church in Australia.
Date:
1850s

Bible

Henningson Family Bible

Creator:
Martin Luther
Description:
German family bible, written in Gothic German and illustrated by Martin Luther with wooden and leather cover.
Date:
1624

Statue

Neptune/Poseidon - God of sea

Creator:
V. Savill
Description:
Wire statue 20 ft high on pedestal
Date:
1994/5