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Founded in March 1963, for over five decades the Brighton Historical Society has worked to actively conserve, research and promote the history of Brighton and its surrounds.

We have an extensive collection of photos, documents, books, maps, art, artefacts and costumes, highlights of which can be seen on display in our regularly changing exhibitions.

Our rooms are open to the public between 12 midday and 5pm on Thursdays, when visitors are welcome to browse our displays, conduct research (a small research fee applies to non-members) or join us for afternoon tea and a chat. Due to COVID precautions, we are currently open between 12pm and 4pm on Mondays and Thursdays, by appointment only.

We publish a quarterly Journal, where you can read our latest news and articles about the colourful personalities, places and stories that make up Brighton's history. We also hold events throughout the year, and offer school excursions and local Brighton walks for interested parties.

We acknowledge that we meet and work on the traditional land of the Ngaruk Willam of the Boon Wurrung language people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

The Committee

President: Liz Gay
Vice President: Jessica Curtain
Secretary: Robyn Vincin 
Treasurer: Ian Burns
Ordinary committee members: Dr Jo Jenkinson, Catherine Wallace


Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre (Old Town Hall)
Corner Wilson and Carpenter Streets
Brighton VIC 3186


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