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The Heidelberg Historical Society Museum is now open on Sundays from 2 pm to 5 pm

Truth, Beauty & Utility Exhibition now open

This exhibition traces the Arts & Crafts Movement, from the sudden craze for Japanese-inspired decoration in the 1880s to the non-historical ‘Art Nouveau’ of 1900, to the rugged Californian bungalow of 1920—all as seen in our local area.

‘Truth, Beauty & Utility’ is now open at the Museum and can be viewed on Sundays from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Please note that for the remainder of 2021 the Research Room will not be open on Sundays due to density requirements. The Museum will be closed during December 2021 and January 2022.

Coronavirus restrictions

As per Victorian Government regulation the following are required as conditions of entry to the Museum:

For more information please see the Current restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne at the Victorian Government website.


Society membership

If you are not a member you can join by submitting the online application form which will be processed by our Secretary promptly.

25th October 2021

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Curators' Talks: One Name at a Time

Posted on Friday, 26th March 2021 by Janine Rizzetti

Have you heard Margaret Birtley talking about the Heidelberg Busy Bee Signature Quilt yet?

In 1895-96 a group of women from Heidelberg Scots Presbyterian Church embarked on a fundraising venture by creating a signature quilt, where donors names would be embroidered onto a large quilt. Margaret Birtley AM, one of the curators of this exhibition will talk about the past present and future of this fascinating artifact on the following dates: Sunday 28 March 3.00 p.m. Sunday 18 April 3.00 p.m. Sunday 25 April 3.00 p.m. Sunday 2 May 3.00 p.m. (Closing date)

Members of the Banksia Lace Group will be present to demonstrate the making of the lace inserts that feature on the quilt.

Entry $5.00 and free for members.

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