Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
The extension and revitalisation of the Museum of Lilydale was based on a bold response to the historic existing building and the client’s desire to nurture and enhance the Museum’s profile in Victoria’s cultural landscape.
The Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is housed in a two-level Victorian building completed in 1887, the façade of which forms a pair with the adjacent single-storey Athenaeum Hall. The architectural problem posed by the existing facility was the issue of how to extend such a building in response to its Victorian architectural language, and also in relation to the Park and streetscape.
The bold, expressive architectural approach created a landmark building for the Shire of Yarra Ranges, a tourist attraction in its own right. Most importantly the Museum is a vehicle for expressing the cultural diversity, contemporary vision and vitality of the broader Shire of Yarra Ranges community.