Bookbarn News

Official opening of the Police Cell, 9 March 2016.

It was worth the wait!  The old police cell had been sitting quietly in the rear yard following its donation to the Cottage and Forge by the Victoria Police (Bacchus Marsh) many years ago.  In June 2014, with labour supplied by the Lions Club and funds from our Shire, the cell was lifted, rotated and renovated – made ready for presentation to our visitors.  We planned an official opening in March 2015.  As with all well planned events,...

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Gaol Cell update

In mid-December 2014 and in time for our visitors prior to Christmas, an interpretive sign was erected featuring the Gaol cell and the square ship’s water tank with the expertise of Mason and Geoff from Challis Design.  Both the cell and the water tank are positioned at the rear of the yard behind the  Cottage and Forge.  A walk inside the cell is an experience you’ll remember – there’s even a bit of graffiti (old style)...

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great teenage reading at Book Barn

Vampire and Bullet by David Wellington Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy Betrayed, chosen, Marked and Untamed by Kristen Cast Death’s Mistress and Midnight’s Daughter by karen Strange and lot, lots more…All priced under...

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Bushwalkers Collection

We recently received a collection of Antiquarian Bush Walking Books from the 1950’s onwards. For the avid bushwalker or history buff these would make a great addition to your collection. We will be selling the collection of 30 books, maps, manuals and magazines as a whole job lot. For just $60 you could give this excellent collection a new home. For further information contact Lyn Egan – – who will be...

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Opening Times

The Forge Book Barn: open Saturdays 10.00am to 4.00pm


The Blacksmith’s Cottage is currently closed for renovations for 2023

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