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 nearby and the bus stop is 20 metres away in High Street, Drysdale.

Change in Opening Hours

We are now open on the first and third Sunday of the month from 10 30am to 1pm. We can cater for groups at other times 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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