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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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HHS receives PROV Local History Grant

Posted on Saturday, 4th September 2021 by Janine Rizzetti

We are delighted that Heidelberg Historical Society has received a grant through the PROV Local History Grants Program for conservation treatment of the Busy Bee Signature Quilt that featured in our exhibition last year.

This quilt was created in 1895-96 as a fundraising effort by the Heidelberg Scots Presbyterian Church which was, at that time, located opposite the police station in Jika Street.

There are 140 names embroidered on the quilt from Heidelberg and various Melbourne suburbs. The contributors came from church groups, community organisations, businesses, government and through family and social networks.

You can learn more about the quilt and its subscribers, and see the squares close up at https://www.heidelberghistoricalsociety.com.au/hhs/quilt.php

We are delighted that this 126 year old quilt, with its rich history, will receive the care and treatment it needs to ensure that it continues to tell its stories long into the future.

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