We are renovating

Our headquarters at 119 Swan Street Guildford are about to undergo a renovation, courtesy of City of Swan. In preparation, volunteers moved everything out of the house.  Removalists were brought in to shift furniture, PC’s, files, books, costumes etc to offsite storage.   This was a massive endeavour, thanks go to our President, Andrew Minogue, and volunteers […]

Making History Matter series of talks : September 2021

Our next “Making HIstory Matter”series of talks with a guest speaker will be held on Monday 13th September 2021. Time:  Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Venue:  St. Matthews Church Hall, Stirling Square Guildford.     Guest speaker Richard Rennie is a retired science teacher, turned history author and founder of the Light […]

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.

Museum Tours and Pricing

Swan Guildford Historical Society conducts tours of the Historic Precinct.  We welcome primary school groups, seniors and community groups to learn about law and order and family life in days gone by. TOUR PRICES: Adults : $5 Children 5 – 15 years : $3 Children under 5 : FREE Group tours (10 or more people) […]

Volunteers Needed

  Do you love history and heritage?  We are recruiting volunteers NOW. Volunteers greet visitors and conduct tours of the Gaol and Taylor’s Cottage, part of the Heritage Precinct.  Comprehensive training is provided.  A buddy system pairing experienced guides with new volunteers is in place, enabling trainees to gain confidence before leading tours on their […]

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. In this exhibition we explore stories of gowns, boots, flowers and hats that bring to life the past, […]

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 […]