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 Belmont Museum


Have you heard about the newly envisioned City of Belmont multipurpose community building for the Faulkner Civic Precinct?

Did you know it will include the Museum, as well as a Library, Senior Citizens Centre, office spaces, crèche and café?

As part of the exciting new development, the Belmont Museum has had to pack up its extensive collection and ‘bunk in’ with the Ruth Faulkner Public Library while plans are underway for the new building.



The Mini Museum in the Ruth Faulkner Public Library has a new exhibition for NAIDOC week, Welcome to Goorgyp, which will be on display from July to September 2017. The Whadjuk Noongar word for the Belmont area is Goorgyp, meaning ‘a cold place’. It is believed to have been used by Aboriginal communities for many generations. Come and see the Belmont Museum’s fascinating collection of Aboriginal artefacts.

The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week is ‘Our Languages Matter’. Visitors also have an opportunity to learn some of the local Noongar dialect at the Museum and explore the history of the 1967 Referendum, when Australia voted to change the Constitution. There was a great spirit of hope, as Aboriginal rights were discussed and promoted. Find out how Belmont voted!

Check it out during the Museum’s expanded opening hours, Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm inside the Ruth Faulkner Public Library.


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Share your local celebration stories and photos and help the Belmont Museum in its mission to preserve and promote the rich history of the City of Belmont.

For more information and an entry form click here.

Entries close Friday, 1 September 2017.



Introduction to Belmont Museum

Here you will find a collection of items relating to the local history of the districts within the City of Belmont, including household items and early industry tools and machinery.

The Local History Curator is available Monday to Thursday by appointment only.  Telephone 9477 7450 or 9477 7150 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday to make an appointment.

Contact or visit us at: 

Ruth Faulkner Public Library
215 Wright Street, Cloverdale 6105
Telephone: 9477 7450


​ ​Museum Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


The City of Belmont Heritage Series - Now Available

Are you interested in local history? Would you like to learn about your local area? Find your answers in our newly released City of Belmont Heritage Series!


These easy to read, highly visual books cover a wide variety of topics that capture and record the City's rich and diverse history. The City of Belmont Heritage Series boxed set includes eight magazine style books and is available for purchase at $35.00 per set. Audio book versions on CD are also available for loan from the Ruth Faulkner Public Library and Belmont Museum.


You can download both the books and the audio for FREE by clicking on the links below:






Our Heritage, Our Story     


A History of Opportunity


Kicking Back in Belmont

Book     Audio

Book    Audio

Book   Audio





A History of Sport in Belmont

Tales of Life in Belmont     


  Transport in Belmont

Book    Audio           

     Book     Audio             

  Book     Audio    



Striving for Excellence
in Belmont


   Helping the Community


   Book    Audio 



The City of Belmont Suburb Booklets - Now Available


The mysteries of your local suburbs are revealed in our newly released City of Belmont Suburb Booklet Series. These short, easy to read booklets will give you a quick insight into your local City of Belmont neighbourhood. 

Available for FREE from the Ruth Faulkner Public Library and the Belmont Museum, you can also download them all here for FREE by clicking on the documents below:









Mission Statement


The City of Belmont Museum seeks to give the Belmont Community and visitors both a ‘sense of place’ and the opportunity to experience the City’s cultural heritage.

We can help with family history research and general research requests.


Belmont Museum Collection Database

Search our database to find interesting collections held at the Belmont Museum. To begin your search click here.

Library and Heritage Plan

The 2013 -2017 City of Belmont Library and Heritage Plan is now available for public viewing. See what exciting things we have planned for the museum in the very near future!

Library Heritage Plan 2013-2017


Useful Links

  • Belmont Historical Society

The City of Belmont Museum was opened in 1988 by the Belmont Historical Society as Belmont Council’s contribution to commemorate the Bicentennial. This group of passionate volunteers worked tirelessly for over 20 years, welcoming visitors to experience Belmont’s past through their unique collection of artefacts and images. They continue to support the museum through regular management consultation, running open days and assisting with visiting groups.
Contact Peg Parkin on 9277 4879