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Vine Cottage Tool Museum exhibits a wide and varied range of tradesman tools dating back from Australia’s early colonial era. On display are the most complete sets of authentic tools in Australia, dating back from the turn of the 19th Century that cover:

  • Coopers
  • Stone masons
  • Carpenters
  • Blacksmiths
  • Timber getters
  • Brick layers
  • Roof slaters
  • Shipwrights
  • Plasterers
  • Cabinet maker
  • Farriers
  • Lead beaters
  • Leather workers
  • Chimney sweeps
  • Wheel wrights
  • Saw doctors
  • Gardening and farming
  • And more…

Vine Cottage and its surrounding grounds is a beautiful, quaint and private location perfect for an intimate garden wedding or function.

Nestled deep in the heart of Castlereagh, part of the picturesque Macquarie Five Towns, Vine Cottage is part of the beautiful Munbilla Victorian property that was laboriously constructed over the past three decades by the Museum’s curator, Bob Dennis. Originally an orchard farm at the turn of the 20th Century, the five acre property has been developed into a wonderful homestead built with authentic convict brick and stone.

Feel as though you are taking a step back in time, yet with the modern comforts to make your day memorable. Vine Cottage Events only holds one event at a time to ensure all our focus is on your special event, this includes use of the grounds for wedding photos which can be taken at your leisure throughout the function. Vine Cottage and its accompanying blacksmith’s workshop holds a wonderful display of antique tools, offering a great back drop for photos and a point of interest for your guests to have a look through.

The stunning cast iron gazebo is a more recent addition to the property, it stands on a intricate sandstone floor and is the perfect spot for the happy couple to exchange their vows.

The Tea Room serves fresh High Tea, all prepared made on site with comfortable seating both inside the museum as well as outside in the beautifully groomed garden that provide spectacular views of the Blue Mountains. The museum is comfortably air-conditioned at all times and is disabled friendly with full access and amenities. Vine Cottage Tool Museum and Tea Room is located less than 10 minutes north of Penrith and 15 minutes south of Richmond.


All booking information and general enquiries can be made by calling Amy directly on 0451 374 633 or by emailing

Vine Cottage takes group bookings for events such as:

  • Garden weddings
  • High teas
  • Partys
  • Baby showers
  • Photo sessions
  • Coperate meetings
  • Group days out

Bookings are essential and exclusive to one function at a time.

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