Guildford to Bassendean swim

Check out our new display entitled “The Guildford to Bassendean swim”. The display provides a glimpse of a time when the annual swim was a must for locals eager to test their skills. A newspaper article describes an easy win by Sheila Holman, a momentous event from the days when women were not encouraged to […]

2020 Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend our Annual General Meeting, on Monday evening 9th March 2020 at 7PM. Location: Mechanics Institute, Meadow Street Guildford. Come along to hear a report on events and happenings in 2019, together with exciting plans to make 2020 our best year ever.

Group Tours

Guildford is a wonderful place to enjoy a group visit!  We welcome primary school groups, seniors and community groups to join us and learn about days gone by, or take a trip down memory lane. We offer group discounts for parties of 10 or more. EFTPOS facilities are available for your convenience. Talk to us […]

The dark side : Convict stories of Guildford

In April / May each year the Swan Guildford Historical Society participates in the Australian Heritage Festival, hosted by the National Trust. This year we are conducting a series of guided walking tours, walking in the footsteps of convicts, visiting convict sites and hearing tales of their involvement in the town. Tours will commence at […]

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in history and heritage?  The Swan Guildford Historical Society is looking for volunteers, administration staff, tour guides, researchers and more. Without volunteers, we could not maintain the collection or operate the museum.  Volunteers work in TWO different areas.   Tour guides greet visitors and conduct tours of the Heritage Precinct.  Comprehensive training is […]

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 […]

10th Light Horse Statue coming to Guildford

At a ceremony held on 25th August 2018, the Light Horse Statue Committee announced Mr. Charles Robb as the winning tender to produce an interactive bronze statue of a horse and soldier.  The statue will be a tribute to the formation of the 10th Light Horse Regiment in Guildford, and the undying bond of loyalty […]

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 […]