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Frankston Historical
Society Inc
based at

Ballam Park Homestead


Cranbourne Road, Frankston 3199 Vic


03 97895529

Executive Committee 2012

President:                            Glenda Viner                 03 97893116      Email:
Minutes Secretary               Neil Jones                     03 98747905
Treasurer:                           Marilyn Foster               03 9789 4435


We hold our meetings on 1st Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Old Oak Tearooms at Ballam Park Homestead. During the Winter Months, June to August, meetings are held on the 1st Sunday at 4.30pm.  All members and interested persons are invited to attend. 

We would love to have more volunteers to help us manage the homestead and maintain the collection. Are you looking for a worthwhile and satisfying interest? You may have considered joining the society. Then take the opportunity to find out more and come along. We would love to meet you.

Annual Membership

$15.00 per person 

What membership means for you!

Free admission to the museum and homestead
Four  copies of the society's newsletter per year
Open invitation to attend all meetings, outings and exhibitions.
Opportunity to meet and mix with people of like minds.
Opportunity to volunteer and assist in the operations of the homestead, tea rooms, museum and resource centre and the satisfaction of supporting us in our endeavour to preserve local history and educate the future generations.

New Membership Application form

New members must be nominated and seconded by a financial member. For those not known to a financial member please contact us in writing, telephone the president or a committee member. If possible please  attend the next suitable meeting or call into Ballam Park and make inquiries with a member on roster.

Membership renewal form

Postal Address

Frankston Historical Society Inc
Ballam Park Homestead
Cranbourne Rd
Vic  3199

Ballam Park Homestead

Situated approximately 5km from the heart of busy Frankston, Ballam Park is an oasis of tranquility where the visitor is able to step back in time, back to the days of rustling silk crinolines and the creaking of harness. This feeling of "olde worlde"  charm is apparent from the moment you turn into the leafy drive opening onto Cranbourne Road.

The collection of farm machinery and implements, the Blacksmiths Shop, the Museum and the Resource centre combine to make a hub for study of local history in the area.

The Homestead Fire

Opening times & Admissions

Sunday afternoons from 1pm - 5pm, Except for the 5th Sunday of the Month.
Admission to the grounds of the homestead  is free
Tour of the house and entry to the museum, buggy shed and blacksmith's shop.

Adults $6.00
Pensioners $5.00
Children under 14 $3.00
Children under 5 Free
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children $12.00..


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.

The Old Oak Tea Rooms

The tea rooms are managed by our volunteer members
We are open Sundays 1pm - 5pm except for the 5th Sunday of the month.
Group bookings  taken by special request
We serve a variety of beverages and  foods at reasonable prices
Delicious Devonshire teas
We also cater for group functions.
All Inquiries welcome

Selection of gifts for sale

Available jams, cards and Gifts at reasonable prices.

Group Tours and School Groups

By appointment only

Our volunteer members are happy to wear period costume on request.
Educational kits available for purchase.


The Grounds are available for wedding ceremonies and Wedding photographs.
Bookings and inspections can be made on any open Sunday
For further information, please phone the President of the Society on the above phone number.

The Graham Resource Centre

Open  appointment only.

The resource centre holds a large collection of local history material.
This includes documents, publications, photographs, newspapers and files
on local families and other places of local interest. Photocopying facilities available.

Publications for sale

Ballam Park Homestead Book $3.00.
Families of Ballam Park $2.00.
Call it Seaford $10.00.

Other useful links

Frankston City Council  
Mornington Peninsula Family History Society Inc

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