What were the suburbs of Willoughby like long ago?

How did people live in the old days? 'Boronia' Willoughby District Historical Society's cottage Museum is ready to show you the memorabilia and stories about home life, schools, work and entertainment of people who lived in the district,

Curious about what the suburbs of Willoughby were like long ago?
You are invited to visit the house built in 1913, in a subdivision which had water, sewerage and gas services; when the train came through to Chatswood, then walking or a horse and buggy ride took you further out through the farms and local industries to the bush which stretched to the shores of Middle Harbour, or down the hill past the dairies and orchards to Lane Cove River.
‘I Remember When…’ gives a refreshing look at Willoughby’s past.
There’s a quiz to see what you can find and learn. Volunteer guides are able to give visitors a conducted tour of the Museum and garden.

Event dates

Event Details

58 Johnson Street, Chatswood, NSW

10 minute walk from train and buses at Chatswood Station of 2 hour parking in Johnson Street opposite Museum


1pm - 4pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 6, Children $ 3, Concession $ 5, Family $ 10
Onsite facilities: