Swan Guildford Historical Society

Dedicated to Preserving Western Australia’s Third Most Significant Historical Collection since 1962
The Swan Guildford Historical Society aims to preserve and conserve artefacts relating to Guildford and Swan Valley early settlers. Established in 1962, the Society strives to promote and foster an appreciation of the history of Guildford and surrounding regions. We do this in a variety of ways:
  • Provide tours of Guildford Colonial Gaol and Taylor's Cottage
  • Organise monthly lectures on a history topic relating to the region
  • Participate in any council proceedings that discuss preserving historical sites in the area
  • Collect, preserve and catalogue donated items
  • Produce a Society newsletter

The Swan Guildford Historical Society is run by volunteers with a passion for the rich and diverse cultural history of this region, and who feel a responsibility to preserve this history for future generations.



Become a member of the Swan Guildford Historical Society and make history matter.

Your support enables us to bring Guildford stories alive for visitors at the Colonial Gaol and Taylor's Cottage in Meadow Street.

Members can enjoy regular history talks at the Mechanics Institute hall. Join us on the second Monday evening of each month. All welcome.

Download a membership form Here.