Willoughby Museum

smaller versionWilloughby District Historical Society's Museum is located at:

58 Johnson Street

Phone: 9410 3203 Email: willoughbydistrict@bigpond.com 
Website: www.willoughbydhs.org.au 

Opening Hours:
Open Sundays 1pm-4pm, late January-November.
School tours and other groups are welcome by appointment.
Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea available on request.

Adults $5, Concession $4, Children $2, Family $10

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:

  • Willoughby’s iconic industries and working lives;
  • Towns, suburbs and villages (the factors that shaped local patterns of urban development);
  • Domestic life in the Willoughby household; and
  • The influences of migrants on Willoughby’s economy and social life

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.

Willoughby District Historical Society Inc.

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.