History of Society

The Warrnambool & District Historical Society (WDHS) was founded in 1966 with the object of gathering material and items of local historical significance and preserving them for the enjoyment of future generations.
The Society is also interested in studying the history of Warrnambool in order to foster a greater appreciation of the achievements that have made Warrnambool a foremost rural city in Victoria.
History House is an approved Public Record Office of Victoria Place of Deposit (POD) for local historical items.
WDHS has created a collaborative working relationship with Warrnambool Family History Group (WFHG website) and the two groups share resources that greatly benefits both members and the public.
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HeritageWorks will be CLOSED for a break over the Christmas period
Closed 18th December 2015 - re open January 4th 2016
The premises can be open on request, by sending an email or ringing a committee member in advance.
By sending your request by filling out our on line enquiry form in advance, some work could be completed before your visit