The Willows Historical Park

Situated on the banks of Toolern Creek, The Willows Historical Park accommodates Melton's oldest homestead, built in the 1850′s. After several tenants over the years, vandals left the Willows derelict, until concerned locals, affected over the loss of a piece Melton's history, initiated a move which resulted in the Council purchasing the Willows in 1972.

The National Trust listed the Willows in 1975. The Willows has since been gradually restored and two other local historic cottages have been re-erected at the site (Dunvegan & Mac's Cottage). Dunvegan Cottage, a quaint bluestone street cottage was once used as the local police station, it was relocated to the Park during 1977.

Today the Park offers visitors picnic and BBQ facilities, a heritage walking trail and a historic museum.

Planning a Function?

Dunvegan Cottage and the grounds of the Willows Historical Park are available for private functions.
For more information, contact the Community Facilities Booking Officer.
Ph: 9747 7200

Hours & Prices

  • Open: Wednesday & Friday 9am - 12pm & Sunday 2pm - 4pm
  • Cost: Park entry - free, museum entry $2 per person


Reserve Rd, Melton
Mel Ref 337 C9


  • Phone: 03 9747 3333

Official Website