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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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April Meeting Tuesday 13 April 8.00 p.m. Ivanhoe Uniting Church Community Centre

Posted on Wednesday, 7th April 2021 by Janine Rizzetti

Our April meeting will be held on Tuesday 13 April at 8.00 p.m. Ivanhoe Uniting Church Community Centre, Seddon Street Ivanhoe.

The speaker will be Terry Young,speaking on ‘Chinese Market Gardens’. He spent the first year of his life in a Coburg market garden and his Chinese father and grandfather were both market gardeners. In order to better understand the life of his forebears, he has spent recent years researching the life of market gardeners and discovering the locations of market gardens across the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

This presentation will give an overview of the life of this mostly forgotten group, who had a strong influence on early 20th century cuisine. They were a critical part of a vast greengrocer business network supplying vegetables to Melbourne. Where did they come from and where did they go?

This session will discuss market gardens of Coburg and Northcote, but will also include more recent research of Heidelberg market gardens along the Darebin and Yarra waterways.

COVID density restrictions mean that only 50 people will be able to attend the presentation. If you want to be sure of a seat, please email us at and we will reserve a place for you. Please allow additional time for checking in via QR code.

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