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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]