Heidelberg Historical Society

About Us

We are a varied group of people with a shared interest in understanding and preserving the history of Heidelberg and surrounding suburbs. This includes helping to provide a place for the accumulation of objects and documents that add to the district's story. We want people to be able to find historic artefacts and information in the future. We want to make sure that these materials are not lost.

What we do

Our expertise in history varies greatly. Many (perhaps most) of us have a general interest and have learnt as we went along. Some have skills gained from previous work and study. Others are serious students of history, including post graduate students. Everyone is welcome and everyone's contribution is appreciated. We need members to assist in a wide range of ways.

How You Can Join Us

Becoming a member is the best way to support the Society. It's also a way to make new friends, to share a common interest in local history and to learn new skills.

Click here to APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP. Then complete the on-line form and submit it according to the instructions on the page. Society membership gives you free entry to the museum and access to our resources. Members also receive a copy of our bi-monthly newsletter, the Heidelberg Historian.

Become Involved

You can also come to the museum on a Sunday between 2pm and 5pm and ask for a membership form. This gives you a chance to see what we have to offer before joining.

During your Sunday visit, you can see our collections, view displays and current exhibitions and get an introduction to the research of our collections.

Heidelberg Historical Society is a not for profit organisation, run by its members. It provides opportunities for people to become involved in interesting and worthwhile activities. We have many volunteers working on our collections on Mondays and Thursdays. On Sunday afternoons, volunteers staff the museum.