Prospect History Cottage

We are very proud that Prospect’s European history starts from as early as 26 April, 1788.

 Located in the grounds of Prospect Reservoir, on William Lawson Drive, our museum is housed in one of the c1895 cottages that were built for the Reservoir workers.

The Prospect History Cottage contains photographic displays and information on the history of old Prospect including William Lawson and his farm Veteran Hall, his son Nelson Lawson and his mansion Greystanes, the building of the Reservoir, which was completed in 1888, St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church (1841) and cemetery, St Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church (1856), the quarry, from which metal was used for local roads as early as 1820, the public school and Inns as well as the first European settlers and those that followed.

After you have looked at our exhibits you may like to have a picnic in the Reservoir’s extensive picnic grounds or visit the nearby historic Royal Cricketer’s Arms Inn for a cool drink or a meal.

Prospect Reservoir is located in the Blacktown City Council Local Government Area and is only a few minutes drive away from the Great Western Highway or the M4 Motorway.

The Prospect Heritage Trust Inc. meets at the Prospect History Cottage at 10.30am, 2nd Sunday of each month (except May, 1st Sunday).

Meeting includes a Guest Speaker, details on our website.

Visitors always welcome.

Contact & Visit

Prospect History Cottage
William Lawson Drive
Off Reservoir Rd

(02) 9621 8225

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Entry Fees

Entry by gold coin donation.

Bookings for group tours, including morning tea
Please contact by phone or email for further details

Opening Hours

11:00 am to 3:00 pm
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month