Neighbourhood houses around the country play a role in creating connections, providing company, offering places to explore ideas, needs and opportunities. Clunes Neighbourhood House is no different! If you would like any more information about our services (or even ideas for new ones), please don’t hesitate to call Clunes Neighbourhood House on 03 5345 4078 or simply drop in at 70 Bailey Street, Clunes.
Community Group Support
There are over 40 active community groups in Clunes! Ranging from agriculture and homecrafts, to performance art and environmental awareness, many of these groups are led and managed by local volunteers. The activities of these groups is what makes Clunes such a fabulous place to live and visit, so ensuring the volunteer efforts of these organisations is sustained, is a key part of Clunes Neighbourhood House’s role. To support these efforts we can provide help with:
- Volunteer coordination for a range of activities from administration to gardening and maintenance
- Marketing including updating websites, designing brochures and media releases
- Funding including assisting with the production of grant applications
Talk to us about your groups needs, and we’ll explore with you different ways that we can assist.
If you need a document printed, or scanned, don’t hesitate to pop in. We offer black and white, starting at 25c a page, and colour printing.
Pop into the Hub to one of the computers with internet access that we have for public use. We also have free public wifi.
Shop & Stalls
A Case of Curiosities – Vintage and Collectibles Emporium (57 Fraser St Shop)
It’s true. You can unearth hidden treasures in Clunes, especially at our vintage and collectibles emporium; ‘A Case of Curiosities’. In a Book Town you can be a bit creative when you start a new venture! This community shop is named after the book by Allen Kurzweil, A Case of Curiosities. It offers clothing, collectibles, bottles, artwork and handcrafts sold by local artisans and residents.
If you are a local and are interested in being a stall holder, or placing some of your works in the shop on consignment, please don’t hesitate to call 03 5345 4078.
Open Monday to Friday, 9am til 3pm. Weekends from 10am til 4pm.
If you are a visitor to Clunes, a tour of the Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles is a must. The Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles captures key moments in Clunes history, showcasing the bottles of the times, in fascinating period and industry displays.
Browse the gift shop to add to your collection of bottles, giftware, ceramic pieces, and all sorts of interesting bits and pieces.
Waiting for the Wheel (now at 57 Fraser Street)
Cuddle Janine’s soft and fluffy wool creations, buy something to keep you warm this winter, pick up some environmentally friendly handmade nappies or washcloths, or perhaps take spinning lessons with Janine.
The Magpie’s Nest (now at 57 Fraser Street)
Jane’s wonderful embroidered homewares are a unique touch for decorating your home. There’s also hand-made clothing and toys for the kids.
The Gallery is available for hire. Please call 03 53 45 4078 to check availability, or alternatively book with the Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles by ringing 03 5345 3896.
Need help with your smartphone, table or laptop? We can help you. Call 03 5345 4078 to arrange a time.
Planter & Nesting Boxes
Working with the Garden and Men’s Shed volunteers, Clunes Neighbourhood House launched Rustic Recycling in October, creating planter, nesting and even veggie boxes from recycled palettes.
Practical, and built with purpose, these products are available for purchase from Clunes Neighbourhood House. Come along and see how they can fit into your garden, or speak to us about tweaking a design to meet your exact needs!
Coming soon – Garden Furniture!