Step back in time to the early settlement of the Yarra Valley
Have you ever wondered how the pioneers of the Yarra Valley lived a 100 or more years ago? Take a trip back in time, to Mont De Lancey and an authentic recreation of pioneer life that will engage and entertain you and your family. Wandin's earliest brick homestead and its gardens have been fully restored and you can even meet some of the descendants of the pioneer families who will bring local history alive as you tour this award-winning heritage attraction in the beautiful Yarra Valley.
The Slab Kitchen
View from the Homestead
Group tours, weddings, school groups, special functions and the general public are all catered for. If you haven't experienced Mont De Lancey yet, you owe it to yourself to come and have a look. Our volunteer guides are waiting to welcome you.
Located in Wandin, Victoria, Australia, Mont De Lancey Historical Home and Museum features an historic home and 1880's Slab Kitchen, gardens, museum, chapel Heritage Education Centre and blacksmiths shop.
The establishment of Mont De Lancey was made possible by a most generous gift of property from members of the Sebire family, and the enthusiastic and material support of the descendants of the community's pioneers. This allows each of us, our children and their children, to develop a pride in the achievements of our past which can be shared by all who visit this area, part of Victoria's magnificent Yarra Valley.
Museum Gift Shop and Bookstore
The Gift Shop specialises in a variety of local handmade gifts as well as a wide selection of books about the regional history.
Here are some of the publications currently available:
- Images of the Dandenongs
- The Dandenongs
- Railways of the Yarra Valley by Nick Anchem
- Dreams from a Suitcase - Recollections of Italian Settlers in the Yarra Valley
- As I Remember - Memories of life in the Wandin District
- Wandin and Its Origins
- Upper Yarra Dam - A 1950's construction town
- Wandin Yallock State School 1033 History & Roll book 1885-1985
- A series of childrens books titled 'My Adventure Books' by Jo Rothwell
These publications are available by mail order:
Exhibition Space Available at Mont De Lancey
Mont De Lancey offers exhibitors a range of Indoor and Outdoor spaces ideal for any size exhibition. Click here for more details.