Visit Mornington Peninsula's eclectic museums to discover tales tall and true of a history dating back to Victoria's first European settlers.
Museums of the famous and infamous
See where the European settlers first camped near Sorrento back in 1803 and learn about the famous and infamous residents that followed. Delve into early pioneer life at McCrae Homestead and Museum, which also displays works by artist, musician and diarist Georgiana McCrae.
Get a glimpse of old Europe on a wander through the collection of Napoleonic memorabilia at the 1840s Briars Historic Homestead.
Take a walk along the coast and learn about the history of the peninsula's treacherous coastline at the Cape Schanck Lighthouse Museum, commemorating the 1850s construction of the lighthouse.
Head down to Fort Nepean and explore the military installations and tunnels of this important nineteenth century defence post, and learn more about the Australian navy at the Museum of HMAS Cerberus.
Pay a visit to the historic Quarantine Station, established in the early 1800s to protect Victoria from disease, repurposed as a training college for army cadets, and ultimately turned into a haven for refugees. Tour the hospital and accommodation buildings, the baths and the old cemetery.
Call in to the historical museum at Sorrento, or browse the car collections at Pine Ridge Car and Folk Museum.