Nepean Historical Society and Sorrento Museum

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827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento Vic 3943

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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Leggett's Way, Sorrento 2.42 km

History and environment of first British settlement in Victoria 1803.

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Richard Cotter- President
Rye Primary School, corner of Lyons & Collingwood Streets, Rye 3941 8.39 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
Wharf St, Queenscliff 3225 10.42 km
49 Hesse Street, Queenscliff 3225 10.47 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.

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Stephen Lee, President
773 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 3939 15.8 km

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

Old Shire Office, 359A Pt Nepean Road, Dromana 19.95 km

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

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Janet Egglestone (Secretary)
PO Box 382 Ocean Grove VIC 3226 Australia 20.23 km
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First Fleet Fellowship Victoria
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11 High St, Drysdale Victoria 3222, Australia 23.59 km

The Bellarine Historical Society’s aim is to preserve the history of the Bellarine. Over the years a dedicated team of volunteers has created a unique research centre that contains rate books, church records, and family histories. It also has a small museum which contains items of local significance. Many photos and personal records provide an insight into a world we have lost.

Postal Address – PO Box 53, Drysdale VIC 3222

Byrnes Road, Shoreham 3916 28.55 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.

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Neville Wale - President
Old Post Office Museum, corner of Esplanade and Main Street, Mornington 3931 29.61 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 34.13 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

PO Box 1030, Kunyung, Victoria. 3930 34.21 km
03 9836 240103 9836 2401
8 Price St Torquay, VIC, Australia, 3228 36.3 km

Suburbs or towns: Torquay and surrounding areas

The Society has two rooms for our work and a shared meeting room which we produce and display our photographic exhibition. We are open on Sundays 2 – 4 unless advertised on our Facebook page, web site or “Town by Town” in the Echo and “Whats on” in the Surf Coast Times.

Mission Statement:

To be the focal point for preserving the ongoing heritage of Torquay and the surrounding district. We will support this mission through

  • public education programs, sharing and preserving stories from Torquay’s past;
  • maintaining historical artefacts, collections and a district research centre;
  • promoting the preservation of historic buildings and sites; and
  • by partnering with local and regional institutions.
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Secretary
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Torquay, Victoria, Australia 36.64 km

Torquay Museum Without Walls preserves the Torquay region’s past, shares the stories and connects people with history in meaningful ways, for today and for tomorrow.

We provide a wonderful resource for researcher’s of the area that is updated regularly as the information is collected.

Contact Name
Cheryl Baulch, Secretary
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40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed VIC, Australia 37.15 km

The Mount Duneed History Group holds meetings at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday in the months of February, March, May, August, October and November in the Mount Duneed Hall at 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed.

The group aims to collect the history of Mount Duneed and surrounding areas including Freshwater Creek, Connewarre and Grovedale and present this information by posting an article to our blog each week. We usually have a guest speaker at our meetings and conclude the evening with refreshments and a chat. New members are always welcome.

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Gwen Threlfall
710 Torquay Road Mount Duneed VIC 3217 Australia 37.36 km
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MARILYN ROSSACK
2 NORMAN AVENUE FRANKSTON SOUTH VIC 3199 Australia 37.7 km
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HEATHER ARNOLD
Geelong Vic Australia 39.03 km
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North Shore and Norlane Stories
PO Box 1953 Geelong VIC 3220 Australia 39.36 km
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Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society Inc
PO Box 1512 Geelong 3220 VIC Australia 39.36 km
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National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Geelong & Region Branch
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