Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens

Heritage Hill is a unique historic precinct located in the heart of Dandenong featuring historic buildings and 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Laurel Lodge (1869); and Benga (1936). survive as fine examples of 19th and 20th century architecture and represent the social, cultural and natural history of Dandenong.

St James Anglican Church (1864), still a functioning parish, is one of the oldest buildings in the City and has a long and proud history. Access to the Church is via prior arrangement.

Through exhibitions, public programs and period rooms, visitors can gain an insight into Dandenong's past, present and future.


Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens houses a small collection of 19th and 20th Century historic objects and textiles relating to the families who resided in both Laurel Lodge and Benga house over the years.

Benga house also holds the title of being Australia’s first oral history centre and still boasts a collection of approximately 400 oral histories recorded over the past two decades from prominent and local residents of the Greater Dandenong precinct