The Swan Guildford Historical Society Inc. was formed in 1962 and has become the custodian of a large collection of artefacts, photographs, costumes and textiles, documents, tools and machinery that are representative of the history of Guildford and the Swan Valley. These are housed in our Heritage Precinct, Meadow Street, Guildford, which comprises the Old Colonial Gaol, Taylors cottage and the Courthouse – plus our headquarters Judy Hammersley House (pictured above).
In 2010 The collection was assessed the third most important collection in Western Australia surpassed only by the Western Australian Museum and Royal Western Australian Historical Society.
We have 96 members and meet 2nd Monday of the month at the Mechanics Institute 7 pm for 7 30pm. We have interesting speakers and time to socialise. All are Welcome.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am till 2pm last tour 1 30pm.
Admission: Adults $5 00 children $3 00 under five free.
School parties and groups by arrangement.
See The Cradle of the Colony exhibition on display in the Courthouse (Swan Valley Visitor Centre)