The cottage provides a picture of life in the pioneering days of the late 1800s.
Schramms Cottage dates from approximately 1875. It is an asymmetrical cottage, built of local sandstone with a hip slate roof. It was built for Max von Schramm, a German immigrant, for use as a house and a Lutheran school.
In 1876 von Schramm was appointed the first Lutheran Pastor in Doncaster and he continued to teach at this school until 1884.
The cottage was originally located in Doncaster Road, near the present Council offices and was moved to its current site following a decision to widen Doncaster Road. The process of dismantling and re-erecting the building took place between 1971 and 1975, using largely voluntary labour. Schramms Cottage was opened as a historical centre on 14 February 1976.
Rieschiecks Reserve, Muriel Green Drive (Off Victoria Street in Rieschiecks Reserve), Doncaster East VIC 3109. Melway ref. 33 J10
Cost of entry:
- Adults $5
- Children $1
Hours of entry:
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm Sunday and Public Holidays except Christmas day and Good Friday. Other times by appointment.
For futher information:
The Doncaster Templestowe Historical Society was formed in 1967 to foster historical interest and knowledge, particularly but not exclusively, in the City of Manningham.