Welcome to the Friends of Black Rock House Website

The Friends of Black Rock House invite you to visit Black Rock House in Melbourne’s Bayside suburb of the same name. You may also like to become a member to support this heritage-listed treasure, built by Victoria’s first Auditor-General Charles Ebden from 1856-58. It is well worth the visit to this intriguing historic Victorian era home to see the castle-style fortress wall, sand and paint finish, French reproduction wallpapers (from the originals), shady Moreton Bay Fig garden, and antique furniture and costumes presented to reflect the story of the House.   Black Rock House
Black Rock House, 34 Ebden Avenue, Black Rock

Annual membership of the Friends of Black Rock House:

Families $20.00 Individuals: $15.00

Please click here to see the membership benefits. Enquiries: 03 9589 5763

Black Rock House is a property of the Bayside City Council.

News and Events

New Sunday Guided Tours Times: First Sunday of the Month, 12 noon - 3pm

The next Sunday Guided Tour Day will be 7 February 2016 and monthly thereafter.  (Please note, that our volunteer guides take a well-earned Summer break so, these Guided Tours do not run in January).

Each month a new historical display will be on show at Black Rock House too.  

Costumed guides share the intriguing history of the house built as a holiday residence by Victoria's first Auditor-General, Charles Ebden.  Donations accepted.

 

Join Us on Facebook

The Friends of Black Rock House now have a Facebook Fan page.  Please join up for recent news and notifications about events and any changes to events.

 Please click here to join us on Facebook

 

Pre-booked Mid-week Tours

Mid-week tours for groups are available upon request and attract a nominal ticket price. Your enquiries are welcome now. More information about Pre-booked Tours ...

Special tour times may be held on days of special events.  

 

Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours are held each Winter, so please check back on this website for the details of the next tours.

Ghost Tours Bayside Leader 28 May 2013
Ghost Tours Bayside Leader 28 May 2013

 

Black Rock House Souvenirs - Available on Tour Days

Help support the Friends of Black Rock House by purchasing Black Rock House tea towels, tote bags, mugs and postcards. Funds raised will go towards presenting Black Rock House as a place of historical significance for all to enjoy. These are available during tour hours.

Friends of Black Rock House souvenirs

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