Opening Hours

The Museum is open 7 days, 10am - 4pm, excluding public holidays.

Admission is free.

Getting Here

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is located at 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale VIC 3140.
It is less than an hour from Melbourne by train or car.

From Melbourne: When you reach Main St, Lilydale take a left turn down Castella St and the Museum will be on your left (100m from Maroondah Hwy).

See the Google map below.


Gracious Grace café is open 7 days with elegant food made from local produce, and great coffee.

Call 9735 2223 for café bookings and more information.


The Museum building including exhibitions, café and facilities is fully accessible.

We have a lift and accessible toilet. Our smallest doorway is 820mm wide (Resource Room, all gallery spaces are much wider). There are no steps into any rooms. We have a disabled parking space close to our entrance.  There is a ramp from the cafe down to Melba Park. If you require more information on how you access and enjoy the museum, please contact our friendly visitor services staff.

Bookings & Enquiries

You are most welcome to book in for tours, special handling collections sessions, lunches and special talks with curators. For further information please contact Museum staff on (03) 9294 6313 or

Car Parking

The Museum does not have designated car parking facilities for visitors, however most street parking around the building is free of charge. Please check time limits for street parking outside the Museum and in nearby streets.

Museum Shop

The Yarra Ranges Regional Museum Shop is packed with a delightful range of merchandise that perfectly complements the heritage, artefacts and stories that are featured in the Museum.  A range of unique products is available for purchase from local handcrafted items to custom designed jewellery, home wares, badges, stationery and more. Special items featuring key historical characters and places are a feature of the shop, including a stunning Dame Nellie Melba cushion and a selection of magnets based on vintage Sanitarium Weetbix trading cards. 

These products are only available at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum Shop.

Resource Room

The Museum has a local history research room where you will find local and other relevant history books for sale and for use. Museum staff can also help you with other resources to assist with your research.

The resource room is free to use and open along with the Museum seven days a week, 10-4pm, excluding public holidays.

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