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Victoria's Early History

If you visit our Mornington Peninsula then a visit to McCrae Homestead is a must. It's all about... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
rayrobertson51
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McCrae, Australia
Brilliant

We came today with two kids 3 and 6. We were given a tour by Katherine and were surprised by how... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
N H
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

If you visit our Mornington Peninsula then a visit to McCrae Homestead is a must. It's all about our Victoria's early settlement. To see the homestead amongst modern suburban dwellings is amazing. Story of Georgiana McCrae is fascinating. How did they all survive?

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rayrobertson51
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We came today with two kids 3 and 6. We were given a tour by Katherine and were surprised by how lovely and full of history it was. The guides are so knowledgeable and accomodate the kids. It’s national trust so only $26 for the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank N H
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

You arrive at the address & think "is this it?". But walk into the unassuming Visitors Information Centre - pay the reasonable entry fee (free for National Trust members) & tour the excellently curated Museum to discover the pioneer history of this Homestead through the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Traveller88Melbourne
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Have visited this charming homestead many times since my childhood and always a delight to return. The newly built historical display centre offers a wealth of information to prepare you for the wonderful tour of the homestead. The volunteers who work here are very passionate...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 333jen
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have lived on the Mornington peninsula for 25years and I am ashamed to say this was my first visit to Mccrae homestead. A tiny cottage that has so much history attached to it. I am so grateful that its story and the story of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Joanne N
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I recommend that you go round this quaint old homestead with one of the local guides. They are a mine of information which I would have missed out on if viewing alone. It makes you wonder how we can survive so easily today with all...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

It is set back off the Nepean highway on a side road and although well signed it is often over looked. It was built in the mid 1800's and is small and quaint piece of history and possibly the oldest structure on this part of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

What a great little homestead in McCrae, five minute walk from the beach, right past Blue Bay Cafe and up the hill to find a beautiful little home and a wonderful day out learning about the history of McCrae..the staff are helpful and it was...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank BigH61
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Interesting early history. The homestead itself was fascinating. However, the guide's lecture before the tour was over-long and slow. Also the talk made the common mistake of marveling that the people of the past were different to us. They weren't that different.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank 301Eric
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We visited McCrae Homestead, Victoria’s oldest original existing house (built in 1844), on one of the largest leases in Port Phillip colony – originally 20,500 acres!! Run by volunteers of the National Trust of Australia and just up the road from the beach and nice...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank KarynHM
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