Exhibitions

The Cradle of the Colony exhibition explores Western Australia’s Colonial past, .  It covers the story of Guildford as an inland port, convicts in the Colony, the impact of the railway, and how Guildford became a fashionable address for the rich and famous.

A display in the Cradle of the Colony exhibition

Items on display include costumes, paintings, furniture and paintings, all part of the Swan Guildford Historical Society’s Collection.

A fascinating booklet describing the exhibition can be downloaded here.

Walking through history: 100 years of wedding dresses

In 2018, the exhibition called  Walking through history: 100 years of wedding dresses featured beautiful gowns that explored the choices brides over several decades made about fabric and style of dress.  Accessories such as boots, flowers, head dress, flowers and hats were also displayed.  These items brought to life the past, and recognised how tradition impacts on the present as well as future generations of brides.

A souvenir catalogue is on sale for $5