Our Collection


Visitors to the ‘Box Cottage’ Museum can explore the eclectic collection of fascinating historical artefacts in the Cottage and barn area. The collection provides a glimpse into the lives our forebears and how they lived before the advent of electricity and supermarkets.

clothing and accessories

handmade items - wedding dresses - shoes - jewellery - gloves - millinery and much more

eclectic household items

Clocks - flat irons - children's toys - memorabilia - kitchen ware - bric-a-brac and much more

tools and machinery

Tools of trade and equipment used by market gardeners, blacksmiths, boot-makers, and others trades.

historical documents and information

Rate books - certificates - newspaper articles - maps - WWI and WW2 memorabilia - family history


Local and Australian history books - cook books - craft books - children's books - memoirs of the past


Photographs that give an insight of life in the 'City of Moorabbin' when it was a food bowl for Melbourne

view and learn more about our collection

Many of the items from our collection can be viewed on the Victorian Collections website. 

visit Box Cottage

Opening hours

Last Sunday of each month 2.00pm to 4:00pm  (closed December and January). Not open if it is a public holiday.

By Arrangement

The society members will accommodate individuals or community groups who wish to visit at other times. Please do not hesitate to contact us to organise a time to suit your needs.