Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteers are the backbone of the Society.  We could not operate without them! Volunteer tour guides show visitors around the museum, telling them about law and order in Guildford’s early days.   Training and mentoring of new volunteers is provided. Opportunities are also available to volunteer behind the scenes, in administration, preserving or recording […]

Australian Heritage Festival Events

This year to celebrate the Australian Heritage Festival, Swan Guildford Historical Society will be conducting walking tours of convict sites in Guildford.  Explore the early days of convict involvement, and hear some stories of those who helped shape Guildford and surrounding areas. TOUR DATES: 24th April; 27th April; 30th April; 6th May; 11th May; 14th […]

Making History Matter series of talks : April 2021

The next monthly meeting with guest speaker will be held on Monday 12th April 2021. Time:  Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Venue:  Guildford Town Hall, corner of James and Meadow Streets.   Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Shane Burke, Senior Lecturer, Archaelogy and History at Notre Dame University, and author […]

Federation Letter Box

  Recently this red pillar box was moved from just inside the driveway at 24 Meadow Street, and relocated to the front of our headquarters, 119 Swan Street Guildford. Originally made by the J & E Ledger iron foundry in Pier Street Perth, these pillar boxes were once a common sight in Perth and in […]

Guildford added to State Heritage Register

In July 2019, the town of Guildford was included in the State Register of Heritage Places, the first to be registered under the new Heritage Act 2018. Nominated by the City of Swan, it was preceded by extensive engagement with local people, including the Indigenous Whadjuk Working Party. Guildford’s inclusion in the Register recognises the […]

Video: Historic Guildford

Take a tour around Guildford with Celia Miller, long time member and past President of the Swan Guildford Historical Society. Celia was interviewed by Chrissie Morrissey during a segment of the television program Destination WA.

Museum Tours and Pricing

Swan Guildford Historical Society conducts tours of the Historic Precinct.  We welcome primary school groups, seniors and community groups to learn about law and order and family life in days gone by. TOUR PRICES: Adults : $5 Children 5 – 15 years : $3 Children under 5 : FREE Group tours (10 or more people) […]

Volunteer with us

  Are you interested in history and heritage?  The Swan Guildford Historical Society is looking for volunteers, administration staff, tour guides, researchers and more. Tour guides greet visitors and conduct tours of the Heritage Precinct.  Comprehensive training is provided for new tour guides.  A buddy system with experienced guides is in place, until the new […]

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 […]

Guildford ANZAC Records

The Guildford Association has produced a website called Guildford ANZACs, providing information on soldiers’ war records. It includes maps on where they lived before enlisting, occupation, religion, and marital and family status.  Other information includes battalion, where they served, date and place of those killed in action, health status of survivors, and the date individual […]