Note: The Museums and Research rooms listed here are operated by volunteers, and even though we all try to be open at the advertised times, sometimes we don’t have enough volunteers to do so. Always contact the Society you wish to visit before you go, to confirm opening hours.
Balnarring and District Historical Society
PO Box 183, BALNARRING, 3926 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bass Valley Historical Society
Contact Secretary: Libby Skidmore email@example.com
The Society was established in 1997.
Berwick-Pakenham Historical Society
P.O Box 442 Pakenham 3810. BPHS1961@gmail.com
Website – https://bphs.com.au/
The Society operates a Museum in the Old Shire Offices in Pakenham. Enter off the service lane off James Street. It is open 1.30pm to 4.00pm on Sundays. The Society was established in 1962.
The Brighton Cemetorians Inc. is a not-for-profit community group formed in 2005 with the aim of raising awareness of the Brighton General Cemetery. The aim of the group is to research, preserve and promote the history of the Brighton Cemetery.
Chelsea and District Historical Society
The Hub, Showers Avenue, Chelsea. Open to the public on Tuesdays. Postal address – P.O Box 377, CHELSEA, 3196. Telephone: 03 9772 0145 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Society was established in 1963.
City of Greater Dandenong
Rhonda Diffey Collections Archivist
P.O Box 200 Dandenong 3175 email@example.com
City of Moorabbin Historical Society
P.O Box 4028, McKinnon, 3204. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Society operates Box Cottage Museum in Joyce Park, Jasper Road, Ormond. It is open last Sunday of the month, February to November from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, or by appointment. The Society was established in 1960.
Cranbourne Shire Historical Society
13 Mickle Street, TOORADIN, 3980. Telephone: 03 5998 3454
The Society manages the Fishermans Cottage Museum on the foreshore at Tooradin. It is open Sundays 12 noon to 4.00pm. The Society was established in 1968.
Dandenong and District Historical Society
Website: www.ddhs.com.au The Society was established in 1963.
Dingley Village Historical Society
Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre, 31 Marcus Road, DINGLEY VILLAGE, 3172.
Dromana and District Historical Society
P.O Box 30, DROMANA, 3936. Email: email@example.com
The Society operates a Museum at the Old Shire Offices, 359A Point Nepean Road, Dromana 3936. It is open from 2.00pm to 4.00pm on the First and Third Sunday of the month. The Society was established in 1987.
Frankston Historical Society
Ballam Park Homestead 280 Cranbourne Road, FRANKSTON 3199.
The Society manages Ballam Park Homestead – see the website for more details. The Society was established in 1960.
Friends of Cheltenham & Regional Cemeteries
PO Box 2958 CHELTENHAM 3192
FOCRC covers two historic burial grounds in Melbourne’s south-east – Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery (Old Cheltenham Cemetery) (1864) and Cheltenham Memorial Park (New Cheltenham Cemetery) (1933).
Hastings Western Port Historical Society
firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 0490 132 011
Visit the website for details of their Museum located at corner of Marine Parade and Skinner Streets, Hastings. Open Sundays 2.0pm to 4.00pm and Wednesdays 10.00am to 12 noon. The Society was established in 1973.
HMAS Cerberus Museum
Curator – Toni Munday Toni.MUNDAY@defence.gov.au
Postal address: D Block, Phillip Road, HMAS Cerberus 3920.
Telephone: 5931 5687 or 0412 242 824
Koo Wee Rup Swamp Historical Society
Secretary: P.O. Box 147, KOO WEE RUP, 3981
President: Heather Arnold 0407 521 637 Email: email@example.com
The Museum is located at 325 Rossiter Road, corner of Henry Street, Koo Wee Rup and is generally open on the first and third Sundays of the month from 1.30pm to 4.00pm. The Society was established in 1974.
Lang Lang and District Historical Society
P.O Box 8, LANG LANG, 3984. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Society operate the Lang Lang Historical Display Centre, Whitstable Street, Lang Lang in the old Infant Welfare Centre. It is open Sunday afternoons. The Society was established in 1998.
Mordialloc and District Historical Society
P.O Box 544, MENTONE, 3194.
The Society operates the Laura and Charles Ferguson Museum, Old Bakery Lane in Mentone. It is open Sundays from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. The Society was established in 1963.
Mordialloc College Alumni Association
P.O Box 5121, Mordialloc 3195 email@example.com
The mission of the Association is to preserve the extensive history and collection of memories from Mordialloc College throughout the generations. Mordialloc College was founded in 1924.
Mornington and District Historical Society
P.O Box 71, MORNINGTON, 3931
The Society operates the Old Post Office Museum, corner Main Street & The Esplanade, Mornington. It is open Sundays and Public Holidays 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m and Wednesdays during school holidays 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Narre Warren and District Family History Group
The Lorraine Taylor Research Room at Cranbourne Library, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne is open to the public Tuesdays and Saturdays 11.00am to 3.00pm. The Group was established in 1989.
Postal address: 1/65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, CRANBOURNE 3977
Phillip Island and District Historical Society
P.O Box 816, COWES, 3922 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Society was established in 1967.
Rye Historical Society
P.O Box 65 RYE, 3941 email@example.com
Visit the website for details of their Museum in the Old Schoolhouse, at the Rye Primary School.
Somerville-Tyabb and District Heritage Society
P.O Box 363, SOMERVILLE, 3912. firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the website for details of their Display Room at the Somerville Mechanics’ Institute. The Society was established in 1996.
Springvale and District Historical Society
The Society was established in 1982.
Wonthaggi and District Historical Society
P.O Box 18, WONTHAGGI 3995. Telephone: 0459 562 840 email@example.com
Office Hours 11.00 am to 2.00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Museum at the old Railway Station is open Saturdays from 11.00am to 1.00pm. The Society was established in 1959.