Miller’s Homestead, built in 1888, is one of the finest 19th Century dwellings in the Knox area. Set in gracious gardens with views to the Dandenong Ranges, Miller’s is a vibrant community space, offering inspiring talks, art exhibitions & performances, community workshops, history events, storytimes, library services, and learning opportunities for all. There are delightful and varied spaces to hire for meetings, art happenings and small events. Public PCs, WiFi, printing, copying and scanning services are available. The fully fenced garden, with its tranquil atmosphere, is a beautiful space for a picnic.
With its elegant proportions, soaring ceilings and French doors spilling onto the front verandah, the Parlour is a beautiful main event space for art exhibitions, music performances, author talks, group workshops and community gatherings. Our Family Storytime sessions are held here every Thursday at 11am and 2pm.
Seats 40. Bookings available.
12 people can be accommodated comfortably around the boardroom’s grand table. With French doors opening onto the front verandah and breathtaking views across the garden to the Dandenong Ranges, this is an inspiring space for meetings, learning sessions, AGMs, or art & craft workshops.
Seats 12. Bookings available.
A place to work, with three PC workstations, available to book separately or together for small group learning sessions. This intimate room with French doors opening onto the side verandah can also be booked as a whole space for writers, students and community members requiring space to work on projects. Printing, scanning and copying facilities are available.
Seats 3. Bookings available.
Browse our Local History, adult and junior collections, borrow books, pick up reservations or take a book out into the garden for a leisurely read under a tree.
Miller’s Homestead’s deep and generous wrap-around verandah is a lovely space for small, outside art workshops or exhibitions, music performances or taking in the sensational views of Mount Dandenong/Corhanwarrabul. Powerpoints and seating available.
The Gazebo Lawn
Enjoy the serenity of Miller’s fully fenced, lofty & lush garden spaces, including a large lawn with powered rotunda, heritage listed camelia walk and more intimate lawned areas connected by secret garden paths. Perfect for sculpture displays, yoga sessions, outside performances, story walks, picnics, or secret-garden-style exploration by little ones.
The Passage Gallery
Picture rails run the full length of the homestead’s generous hall and are a perfect space for exhibiting art. Expressions of interest are always sought.
A petite dining room, adjacent to the kitchen, that can be used for smaller meetings or activities and food and refreshment stations.
Seats 6. Bookings available.
Family Storytimes will be held every Thursday at 11am and 2pm. Bookings essential. Keep your eye on our events calendar for a range of kids’ activities, including arts & craft sessions, technology showcases, STEAM activities, and an amazing school holiday program.
Arts & Culture events
Miller’s Homestead will host a wide range of arts and culture events, including artist workshops, music performances, exhibitions, cultural exchanges and much more.
Learn more about your family history, and the history of your local community, at our series of history events. Our experts will offer regular one-on-one sessions, while local experts will also offer group talks.
Gardening and Sustainability events
The gardens at Miller’s Homestead are the perfect setting for our exciting series of gardening and sustainability events, including workshops, demonstrations, tours and talks.
Miller’s Homestead is all about the local community. We’ll be hosting meet-ups, tech sessions, learning opportunities, and so much more. And we want you to let us know if you have an idea for a community program!
|Photocopying (Black & White, Colour)||Yes|
|Printing (Black & White, Colour)||Yes|
|Public PCs||3 available. Book now.|
|Community room for hire||Yes – Call 0438 284 989.|
|Private study spaces||No|