Hornsby & District Historical Society Museum

Visit the Hornsby Shire Historical Society Museum in Kenley Park, Normanhurst to experience hands-on living in the 1930s.

Managed by members of the Society, the museum’s permanent displays focus on a typical childhood in a rural district, while the temporary displays highlight the changes in a work and leisure in Hornsby Shire.  Together they provide a memorable experience for families, leisure groups and schools (HSIE-appropriate program available on request).

Exhibiting objects from both domestic and work spheres, our collection includes a silk wedding dress with tiny matching shoes, a Metters revolving pantry and a schoolroom display of the 1930s.  Our extensive collection of photographs has recently been digitized and is now easily accessible to both casual viewers and researchers. 

Adjacent to the Main Northern Railway and sited in a large shaded park with a  children’s playground and public toilets, the Museum is easily accessible by rail and bus and has plenty of free parking.

Corner Store

The Museum's gift shop stocks books, journals, table napkins, tea towels and teaspoons featuring the Museum logo.

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Hornsby & District Historical Society Museum
Kenley Park, Kenley Road

(02) 9489 7543

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Opening Hours

10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Other opening hours by appointment only

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Open on the third Sunday of every month