Welcome to the Bellarine Historical Society.

Since 1977

Founded in 1977 the Bellarine Historical Society has been operating at the Court House Museum in High Street, Drysdale Street premises since the 1970s. The Society aims to display and preserve local objects that are pertinent to the Bellarine Peninsula. As well as providing a reference resource for local history.

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Getting There

There is adequate car parking and the bus stop is 20 metres away.

Open Hours

We are open every Thursday from 10-12. We are also open the first Sunday of the month, and other times by appointment. We also cater for groups but bookings are required.

Some of the Museum’s collection are…

  • Rare Books
  • Historical images
  • Church records
  • Pioneering material including farming tools
Townships covered by the Society

Barwon Heads, Mannerim, Clifton Springs, Marcus Hill, Portarlington, Connewarre, Moolap, Curlewis, Murradoc, St Leonards, Drysdale, Newcomb Wallington, Leopold, Ocean Grove, Whittington.

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