About Us

Guildford was settled in 1829. Its location at the meeting points of the Swan and Helena rivers made it the best place to establish a busy river trade, transporting produce along the Swan River to markets in Perth and Fremantle.

In 1962 the Swan Guildford Historical Society was founded by Judy Hamersley, granddaughter of Fanny and Charles Harper of Woodbridge. She promoted Guildford as an important gathering place for Aboriginal people before white settlement, and a thriving area for early settlers in the Swan River Colony.

Our museum includes a Gaol, and a quaint workers cottage.  A display of farming machinery and a blacksmiths forge are located in the Prison exercise yard.

Come and visit us in Guildford, we would love to show you around!