Hornsby Shire Historical Society Museum

A small social history museum designed to show primary school students what life was like in Hornsby Shire when their grandparents were children. Set in the late 1930s, there is a pre-electric kitchen, corner stove, electrified laundry/bathroom with chip heater and a schoolroom, as well as a pictorial history of the development of the Shire and small changing displays. As part of the educational program, school groups can wash socks and play old fashioned school yard games in the park surrounding the museum. The museum also works well with nursing home and Alzheimers day care groups. Its collection of mainly domestic items extends into the 1970/80s and it is willing to loan material.

Kenley Park, Kenley Road, Normanhurst, NSW
10am-2pm Tue, or by appointment
By donation
Wheelchair access, guided tours, education programs, lecture hall (40 persons), book sales, catering available, school boxes, nursing home stimulation kits
10,000 items, 1500 photographs