Ballam Park Homestead Bookings for 2017 are Closed – Get in Now for 2018
We are happy to provide group tours through the homestead and museum while dressing up in period costume. *Limited number of Bookings available per year*
Probus and Tour Groups
A short stop for mixed sandwiches or Devonshire teas while out on a tour with friends, we will be happy to serve morning tea and provide a tour through the museum and house.
Minimum 10 people a booking weekdays only subject to availability of volunteers.
Fee: $7.00 per person
Senior discount available
School group tours available catering to “Then and Now”. This is a great experience for the children. Please note groups no larger then 40 and subject to availability of volunteers.
When you visit, your tour of the house, museum and buggy shed will be an immersive experience of how peopled lived, worked and dressed 100+ years ago, We are close to Ballam park playground, weather permitting you can add a picnic to your day out.
Fees for schools, $3.00 per child, $5.00 per teacher and $10.00 for a school pack
Approximate time 1 – 1.5 hrs per tour
The taking of photographs in the park grounds is not permitted without prior
arrangement with the President of the Society – Glenda Viner.
Taking photographs inside the house or museum is not permitted.
Contact Glenda Viner – 03 9789 3116
OLD SCHOOL HOUSE MUSEUM
In 2014 Frankston Historical Society was appointed caretaker of another one of Frankston’s gems, The old school room museum and collection, located on the grounds of Frankston Primary School Davey Street. school number 1464 est.1874.
Frankston’s first state school was built in 1874, In 1889 the brick school room was added, this is the only part of the original school to survive and is now museum set up as a period classroom / museum. We provide a “Now and Then” themed group booking for local schools. Subject to volunteer availability.
Fee: $2.00 per person.
Approximate time: 30 – 45 minutes
Open during school hours and by appointment only
Contact Tia Hendrie 0435 922 302