Brighton Historical Society Inc.

First Floor,
Brighton Arts & Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall),
Corner Carpenter & Wilson Streets,
Brighton, Victoria, Australia

Open every Wednesday and Thursday from 1pm until 5pm. Entry is free.


Patron Weston Bate

Our rooms at Brighton Historical SocietyWelcome to the Brighton Historical Society website.

The BHS was founded in 1963 to collect and preserve material and provide present and future generations access to the history of Brighton.

BHS is the home of a unique costume collection and extensive research facilities which include a photographic and art collection and many artefacts of local significance.

The Brighton Historical Society is a member of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the Bayside History Network, the South Metro History Group and Museums Australia and has been appointed by the Public Record Office of Victoria as a Place of Deposit.

dr schuttghostsign1Annual General Meeting

Sunday, 23rd August 2015 at 2.00pm

The President’s and Treasurer’s Report and election of the Committee will be followed by a presentation and talk: 
Ghost Signs: Uncovering Melbourne’s Past Through the Traces of Hand-painted Advertising Signs, by Dr Stefan Schutt.

Bookings essential

Silver Service afternoon tea
RSVP by 14th August

Phone 9553 8650 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Numbers are needed for catering purposes

Brighton Historical Society
First floor, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre,
Corner Wilson & Carpenter Streets, Brighton is now available to members for research purposes.


Logo for the State Government of VictoriaBrighton Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund and Public Record Office Victoria for making this project possible.