Preserving the History of the Bellarine Peninsula
Welcome to the Bellarine Historical Society Museum and Research Centre.
Located in Drysdale’s Old Court House 11 High St Drysdale, the museum is adjacent to the bustling centre of Drysdale.
COVID 19 UPDATE. The Courthouse Museum and the Bellarine Historical Society will not be operational until all restrictions have been lifted.
Bellarine Historical Society at a Glance
A Bit of Background
Here at Bellarine Historical Society inc. , we are a vibrant social group with common interests and a common culture reflected by the motto "Preserving the History of the Bellarine Peninsula". We recognise that we are on the traditional home of the Wadawurrung people. The values we project can shape the culture we share. We strive to show courtesy and respect, we collaborate and try to be open and transparent in our operations. We seek to inspire our community to greater and better things
Bellarine Historical Society is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Nonprofit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.
YOU CAN JOIN OR VOLUNTEER
Our organisation is run entirely by volunteers. You can assist by joining our group and or volunteering in the many jobs we undertake in the museum, research room or community
Due to extensive renovations our Museum and Research Centre will not open until later in 2020 THE TALK ON "THE EDINA" HAS BEEN POSTPONED. "Remember the Edina" The famous bay Steamer Guest Speaker Lorraine Stokes Visitors welcome --We will advise of new date once museum refurbishment is complete
At Bellarine Historical Society, we have a busy program of events, meetings, open days, visits and guest speakers. This program evolves throughout the year.
Research and Images
You can search our indexes and holdings or pay our experienced researcher a modest fee to do it for you.You may want high quality images from our extensive map,poster and photo collection
Our members have created an extensive set of indexes that enable us to quickly respond to research requests if it is a person, a house, an event, a map or a photo. Just tell us what you are after.
Would you like to support our efforts?
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture, is like a tree without roots”
Our Publication Sales
Supporting Local authors
We have a large range of publications for sale that cover various aspects of life on the Bellarine Peninsula. The titles and costs can be inspected and then ordered.