Rye Historical Society Inc

Rye Primary School, corner of Lyons & Collingwood Streets, Rye 3941
Contact Name
Pauline Powell - sectertary

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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Leggett's Way, Sorrento 5.97 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 8.39 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.

Contact Name
Val Stieglbauer, Secretary
773 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 3939 8.45 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 13.12 km

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

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Janet Egglestone (Secretary)
Wharf St, Queenscliff 3225 18.23 km
49 Hesse Street, Queenscliff 3225 18.39 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.

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Joyce Grant, President
Byrnes Road, Shoreham 3916 20.24 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 25.29 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)
3035 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring 3926 26.34 km

Collect, and preserve collection of oral history and photographs, with some artifacts.

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Anna Buchhorn, Secretary
PO Box 382 Ocean Grove VIC 3226 Australia 28.62 km
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First Fleet Fellowship Victoria
(Old Court House Musem) 51 High St, Drysdale, Victoria Australia 3222 29.05 km

The Bellarine Historical Society maintaining historical archives and collection. Research facilities to public. Holds seminars, historic tours, publishes a newsletter, has a collection of books, manuscripts, memorabilia, newspapers, photographs, indexes, registers, etc.

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Lynette Willey, President
Corner of Marine Parade and Skinner Street, Hastings 33.31 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
2 NORMAN AVENUE FRANKSTON SOUTH VIC 3199 Australia 33.86 km
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HEATHER ARNOLD
PO Box 363 Somerville VIC 3912 Australia 34.93 km
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Brenda Thornell
Heritage Centre, 89 Thompson Avenue, Cowes 3922 37.29 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
Ballam Park Homestead, Cranbourne Road, Frankston 38.36 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
PO Box 2047 Seaford Vic 3198 Australia 40.15 km
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MR ANDREW CARLILE
6 The Strand ,Chelsea,3196 43.81 km

Collection of photos, memorabilia, etc – preserving the history of the former City of Chelsea.

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Mrs Leonie Taylor (Secretary)
8 Price St Torquay, VIC, Australia, 3228 44.06 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 44.42 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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