The Emerald Museum is a local history museum and archives which houses and selectively displays approximately 1600 photographs, 600 memorabilia, documentary records (including contemporary records) and family histories relevant to the economic, social and environmental history of Emerald and district (within postcode 3782). A collection of original ledgers, stock books and catalogues of the renowned Nobelius Nursery provides a link with the heritage park in which the museum is situated. The Museum also houses the Writers of the Dandenongs exhibit, which commemorated well-known Australian literary figures who settled in or wrote about the Dandenongs in the early 20th century. Other major themes include gold discovery in Emerald, timber, horticulture, transport (rail and bullock), and guesthouses. Special themes are developed to reflect current events. The Museum is managed by a Special Committee of the Cardinia Shire Council.

Our collection

Nobelius Heritage Park & Emerald museum (1981)

Nobelius Nursery records, ledgers, stock records, wages books, catalogues, Maps, Photographs, Family histories,Sporting records, Newspaper clippings, oral histories, books, farming and domestic objects.

Themes: Connecting Victorians by transport and communications, Building community life