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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.

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The Old Courthouse

Posted on Friday, 4th June 2021 by Janine Rizzetti

From our Facebook site 6 May 2021

PICK THE DIFFERENCE! Here’s the Old Heidelberg Court House, the home of Heidelberg Historical Society, while it was still in use as a courthouse.

You’ll see here that it still had a slate roof, with finials and trim, and long lost (and much lamented) leadlight windows in the vestibules either side of the front door. On the left hand side, you can glimpse the old bluestone lockup which was demolished prior to the construction of the ‘new’ (since replaced) police station in 1961.

Earlier photos show the courthouse with a picket fence surrounding the whole courthouse, but here the fence has been replaced by a cyclone wire fence.

The courthouse became the headquarters for the Heidelberg Historical Society in 1979.

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