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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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It's Been Wet!

Posted on Monday, 14th June 2021 by Janine Rizzetti

It’s been pretty wet here in Melbourne for the past week, but here’s a picture from the 1930s, showing Warringal Park oval under water. The floods of Nov- December 1934 were extensive along the Yarra River, inundating farmland, roads, houses, bridges and train and tram tracks. A single lake formed from South Yarra to Warrandyte. The rain started falling on 29 November 1934 and in the 48 hours to 1 December, 144 mm fell in Melbourne. There were floods in May of the following year as well.

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