Did you know that Willoughby District Historical Society has a Museum? It’s housed at “Boronia“, 58 Johnson Street, Chatswood and is open to the public.
“Boronia” is a Federation-style brick cottage built in 1913 and located in the South Chatswood Conservation Area. Bequeathed to the Society in 1988, the cottage has operated as a museum since 1993. Willoughby Museum focuses on four core themes that shaped our local history:
Our permanent displays cover Mashman pottery, tanneries, tradesmen’s hand-tools and domestic activities, including a 1930s kitchen. Special exhibitions cover other themes, such as transport, food production, processing and marketing, prominent individuals and families, creating endeavour and education.
Adults $5, Concession $4, Children $2, Family $10
Open Sundays 1pm-4pm, late January-November.
School tours and other groups are welcome by appointment.
Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea available on request.
About Willoughby Historical Society
The Society aims to research and conserve the rich tapestry of Willoughby’s past. Its volunteer members maintain local history records, study Willoughby’s social, cultural and industrial history, and organise exhibitions and guided tours so others can understand and appreciate the community’s past.
Meetings, followed by afternoon tea, are held at 2pm on the second Saturday of alternate months beginning February 2012 in the ‘Willoughby Room’, Chatswood Library on The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood. Guest speakers cover a range of historical themes. Visitors are most welcome.