The Essendon Historical Society collects and promotes information for the suburbs of Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds, Essendon, Flemington, Strathmore and Kensington.


Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum Cnr. Kellaway Avenue and Mt. Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds. 3039.


The Society meets from February to November at the Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum on the 4th Tuesday of the month except January at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 28.


Courthouse Museum

The Courthouse Museum is open each Sunday afternoon (2-5pm) (except Christmas Day and Easter Sunday).

Our current exhibition features items from our collection related to WWI in the local area, including journals, letters, photographs badges and other artefacts that survived the conflict.


Coming Events

Sunday, April 19: Join us on a guided Heritage Walk of Puckle Street and its surrounds. Walkers will hear about the history of Puckle Street.  Who was Puckle?  Has Puckle St always been a shopping strip?  What retail businesses have operated in Puckle St over the years? It will leave at 2pm from the Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum (corner of Mount Alexander Road and Kellaway Avenue) and return there about an hour and a half later for afternoon tea. Cost is $10, with afternoon tea included. Bookings are not required.

Tuesday, April 28: Our April Meeting will be held at 7:30pm at the Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum. Member, Sue Wright will be speaking on cemetery memorials for soldiers.


Contact Details


Phone: (03) 9370 4607


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