Walking through history exhibition: 100 years of wedding dresses

Featuring items from the Swan Guildford Historical Society Collection Wedding dresses tell the rich and evolving stories of a culture and a society.  Marriage is an important occasion in a person’s life, and a joyful family celebration.  For the bride, much more than the groom, it is HER big day. In this exhibition we explore […]

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

The Colonial Gaol and Taylor’s Cottage will be closed from close of business on Saturday 15th December and reopening on Tuesday 8th January 2019.  We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

10th Light Horse Statue coming to Guildford

ON THE 25th August 2018, after numerous committee meetings, the LIGHT HORSE STATUE COMMITTEE were ready to announce the winning artist to produce an interactive bronze statue of a horse and trooper, commemorating the formation of the 10th Light Horse Regiment in Guildford. On completion of the statue it will be placed in Stirling Square. […]

We’re looking for volunteers!

Do you have some spare time and love all things heritage? The Swan Guildford Historical Society is looking for volunteers, administration staff, tour guides research officers and more. We operate from 119 Swan St, Guildford. Do pop in to see us, Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday 9.30 am -5.00 pm. For more details ring 0417 713 […]

Guildford Colonial Gaol Relaunch

The Guildford Colonial Gaol was re-opened officially today, April 4th, after a 5 month and nearly $300,000 renovation project. Celia Miller, President of the Swan Guildford Historical Society welcomed guests and Paul Bridges, Curator of the Swan Guildford Historical Society thanked the City of Swan for working on this important project which should make the […]

New Anzac Resource in Guildford

A new website www.guildfordanzacs.org.au giving information and a special map that tells of the lives of Anzac soldiers in Guildford has been produced by the Guildford Association. Guildford ANZACS is an online database that allows you to search for specific serviceman and discover more about their lives and war records.

Explore the WA Police Gazette records for Guildford

The Swan Guildford Historical Society is pleased to announce that it now has an extract from the WA Police Gazettes 1876 – 1900 for the Guildford area on its website with an index of names and places.   This has been extracted and indexed by Ken Ross.  The Society is very grateful to Ken for his […]

History of Costume books for sale

The Swan Guildford Historical Society is pleased to have a few copies of an important publication – The History of Costume in Colonial Western Australia by Damayanthie Eluwawalage PhD, MPHA available for sale for $25 excluding P&P. This well illustrated book is a total of 226 pages and discusses the economical, sociological and cultural aspects […]

The SGHS joins Twitter!

The Swan Guildford Historical Society has recently joined Twitter!  Follow us to hear what we’re up to, and for advance information on our events.  We can be found at @GuildfordHistWA

New exhibition launched on Thursday 23rd April 2015

The Swan Guildford Historical Society are delighted to announce the opening of a new exhibition “Cradle of the Colony – A story of Guildford and the Swan Valley” which can be viewed at the Courthouse, Meadow Street, Guildford. The exhibition tells the story of the history of Guildford and the Swan Valley from the early […]