Welcome to the Bellarine Historical Society.

WELCOME TO THE DRYSDALE COURTHOUSE MUSEUM, HOME OF THE BELLARINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Founded in 1977, the Bellarine Historical Society  operates from the Court House Museum, 11 High Street, Drysdale, 3222. The Society aims to display and preserve artefacts that are pertinent to the Bellarine Peninsula. It also provides a reference resource for local history and family histories relevant to the Bellarine. We have a large collection of local history books for sale, written by our members. We undertake family history research on request.

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Getting There

There is adequate car parking nearby and the bus stop is 20 metres away in High Street, Drysdale. We now have an All Abilities Ramp access at the rear door near the carpark.

Opening Hours

We will not be opening on Sundays in the winter months due to limited visitor numbers. We encourage you to contact us on our email address info@bellarinehistory.org to arrange a visit or submit a query. Sunday openings will resume in September.

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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