Emerald Museum & Nobelius Heritage Park

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Our opening hours are:

Sunday 1.30-4.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am-3.00pm

and by appointment.

Group visits welcome.

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Displays of farming equipment from the Museum collection including a rare 1903 potato digger.

The Exhibition includes stories of early settlement in Menzies Creek,
Macclesfield, Cockatoo & Gembrook.

Opening times: Sundays 1.30 ‐ 4pm and Wednesdays 10am ‐ 3pm

Emerald Museum

Inside Emerald Museum

Set in the beautiful and historic Nobelius Heritage Park, Emerald Museum tells the story of Emerald's colourful past through displays of memorabilia, photographs and documents dating from early aboriginal occupation to the present day.

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Nobelius Heritage Park

Workers budding cherries

The four and a half hectare heritage site was part of the world-famous Nobelius Nursery, started in 1886 by Swedish immigrant Carl Axel Nobelius. The nursery exported fruit and ornamental trees to five continents.

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History of Nobelius' Gembrook Nursery

Carl Nobelius

Carl Axel Nobelius migrated from Sweden in 1872 and with his training and experience in horticulture he quickly obtained work as a nursery assistant, and later foreman, for the prominent landscaping firm Taylor & Sangster of Toorak. He then worked for South Yarra nurseryman Joseph Harris.

However, Nobelius dreamed of having his own nursery, so whilst continuing to work for Joseph Harris in South Yarra he began looking for land where he might be able to fulfil his ambition.

Read the full story ....

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Heritage Walk

It's a fun way to see Emerald so find out more here.

Cockatoo History

Cockatoo Historical Group now house their collection of documents and other historical records in the Emerald Museum.

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salvia mapWhen you are visiting Emerald Museum and Nobelius Heritage Park, make sure you visit the Salvia Display Garden. The Garden is maintained by the Salvia Study Group of Victoria.

For more information visit the Salvia Study Group of Victoria web site (salvias.org.au).

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