Dromana and District Historical Society Inc

Old Shire Office, 359A Pt Nepean Road, Dromana
Contact Name
Janet Egglestone (Secretary)

Extensive photographic display, computer use, 5000 items datalogued, memorabilia display, outings, local displays.

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773 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 3939 4.75 km

Rosebud and District Historical Society collects the history of people and buildings in the Rosebud area.

Byrnes Road, Shoreham 3916 12.33 km

The Society aims to preserve and record the official history of the district enriched with the stories of the local pioneers and families’ stories.

Contact Name
Neville Wale - President
Rye Primary School, corner of Lyons & Collingwood Streets, Rye 3941 13.12 km

Rye Historical Society aims to preserve the history of the area bounded by Canterbury-Jetty Rd and Truemans Rd. The Room is open every Sunday 1pm -3 pm.

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Prue Found - Secretary
Old Post Office Museum, corner of Esplanade and Main Street, Mornington 3931 13.97 km

Collection of memorabilia and research documents. Folk museum with collection of old newspapers, post office and telegraph memorabilia.

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Diane White (President)
3041 Frankston - Flinders Road, Balnarring VIC 3926, Australia 14.72 km

Collection: Comprises of local historical records, photographs and memorabilia from Balnarring and surrounding district

Services/Activities: Research; copying; meetings; publications; cataloguing; public displays

Open: By appointment

Postal Address: PO Box 183, Balnarring VIC 3926

Leggett's Way, Sorrento 17.8 km

History and environment of first British settlement in Victoria 1803.

Contact Name
Richard Cotter- President
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Mechanics Institute Building, 827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento Vic 3943 19.95 km

The Nepean Historical Society Inc. was formed in 1965 and established its Museum in the Mechanics’ Institute, Sorrento. The building (classified by the National Trust) was built of local limestone in 1876/77. A multi-purpose Heritage Gallery, including multimedia and lecture facilities, was added in 1994.
Museum and various guided tours are available.

The Society is incorporated as a non-profit organisation and is operated entirely by volunteers, many with professional expertise. There are no paid staff. Members are encouraged to take an interest in the various activities and tasks required in an active organisation. Membership is currently around 300.

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Val Stieglbauer, Secretary
Corner of Marine Parade and Skinner Street, Hastings 20.36 km

Is a vibrant, enthusiastic group of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting, preserving and enhancing the cultural and environmental heritage of Hastings and surrounding areas of Western Port. The Society manages the Hastings Museum made up of the general Museum, Dad’s Shed, the Fishing Museum, the Pioneer’s Cottage with the surrounding cottage garden and the Remembrance Garden of Peace. The Museum displays in a place of honour the 40 pounder rifled breech loading Armstrong Gun used by the local defence force in Colonial days – the ‘Ham & Beef’ Battery. Gold coin admission to Museum – free to members. General meetings take place every two-months. Quarterly Morning Coffees and weekly “Wednesday Workers” at Museum every Wednesday morning. The Museum is open every Sunday 2-4, and Wednesdays 10-12 noon. The Museum can also be opened by prior arrangement.

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Dianne Maloney- President
PO Box 363 Somerville VIC 3912 Australia 22.02 km
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Brenda Thornell
2 NORMAN AVENUE FRANKSTON SOUTH VIC 3199 Australia 22.48 km
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HEATHER ARNOLD
Ballam Park Homestead, Cranbourne Road, Frankston 26.43 km

Frankston Historical Society Inc is a non profit organisation, formed in 1961. Established to preserve the history of the local area, our base is Ballam Park Homestead, Cranbourne Rd, Frankston. Open each Sunday 1-4, except the 5th Sunday when 5 in a month, or by appointment. Phone 9789 5529

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Glenda Viner- President
Wharf St, Queenscliff 3225 27.13 km
Heritage Centre, 89 Thompson Avenue, Cowes 3922 27.3 km

The Society collects and preserves documents, artefacts, memorablia and photos of historical interest relating to Phillip Island and District; maintains and staffs a museum open to the public; holds monthly meetings to which visitors are welcome.

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Christine Grayden, Secretary
49 Hesse Street, Queenscliff 3225 27.49 km

Queenscliffe Historical Museum is located in the main street in Queenscliff, open 2-4 daily. Collections include 8000 photographs, significant documents, textiles and clothing. Family history and buildings research available.

A  limited museum is temporarily located at 18 Hesse Street until early 2022 when the construction of the new museum is expected to be finished.

Contact Name
Stephen Lee, President
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PO Box 2047 Seaford Vic 3198 Australia 29.11 km

The Bomber Command Commemorative Association (Victoria) exists to ensure, in perpetuity, the continuance of the memory of those Australians, and particularly the Victorians, who served in RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War.

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The Chelsea Historical Society Court House Museum is the corner stone of continued research, collection, preservation and dissemination of the history of the former City of Chelsea and adjoining districts. It is an enjoyable Museum for the local community and visitors with particular emphasis on the pictorial history of the area through varied displays.

25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven 37.59 km
The Casey Complex 1/65 Berwick and Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne 3977 37.87 km

Family History Group in Narre Warren with many family history resources. The group is also interested in local history and has local records and family histories. Visitors always welcome.

Contact Name
Eileen Durdin - Secretary
Foreshore Road, Tooradin 3980 38.46 km

Collects and preserves the heritage of the old Shire of Cranbourne, and manages the Fisherman’s Cottage Museum complex at Tooradin, on behalf of the City of Casey.

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Polly Freeman - Secretary
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PO Box 7172 Beaumaris VIC 3193 Australia 38.49 km

Beaumaris Modern is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to celebrate, educate and promote public awareness of the importance of preserving the mid-century architecture of Beaumaris.

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