General Meeting with Guest Speaker – 14th February 2022

Our series of talks with a guest speaker for 2022 commences on Monday evening, 14th February 2022. Venue:  St. Matthews Anglican Hall, Stirling Square Guildford Time:  7PM for a 7.30PM start   We welcome you to come along and hear guest speaker Jennie Hunt from volunteer group River Guardians.  Her talk is called “Bush tucker, […]

We Are Renovating

Swan Guildford Historical Society headquarters at 119 Swan Street is being renovated, courtesy of City of Swan.  Renovations will take at least six months.   We can then enjoy improved meeting spaces, modern kitchen facilities and a place to run education programmes for primary school children.  Archival storage areas will also be upgraded, including museum standard […]

Guildford on the State Register of Heritage Places

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

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 Prices

We conduct guided tours of the Historic Precinct at Guildford.  Individuals, primary school groups, seniors and community groups are welcome to visit and hear stories about law and order, and family life in days gone by. OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday,  10AM to 2PM. TOUR PRICES: Adults : $5 Children 5 – 15 years : […]

Volunteering with us

  If you love history and heritage, we are recruiting volunteers NOW. Volunteers conduct tours of our museum in the Guildford Heritage Precinct.   Training is provided, plus a buddy system, paired with more experienced guides. We also need volunteers to work in administration.  Under a curator’s supervision, volunteers may assist with scanning photos, accessioning, preserving […]

Exhibition: 100 years of wedding dresses

Walking through history:  100 years of wedding gowns Weddings are an important occasion in any person’s life, and also a joyful family celebration.  This exhibition features items from the Swan Guildford Historical Society collection, with wedding dresses that tell the rich and evolving stories of a culture and a society. We explore stories of gowns, […]

Guildford ANZACS Records

Produced by the Guildford Association, the Guildford ANZACS website provides information on soldiers from Guildford who signed up in the First World War.  It includes maps on where they lived before enlisting, occupation, religion, and marital and family status.  Other information includes the battalion, where they served, date and place of those killed in action, […]