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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.



Visit the Ghosts of Belmont Past… if you dare! The Mini Museum in the Ruth Faulkner Public Library might be small, but it can certainly be creepy! Visit today and check out the new exhibition for Halloween, Haunted Belmont, from September to November 2017. Learn some spine chilling stories from Belmont’s past. 


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

Call For Nominations - Belmont Museum Advisory Group

The City of Belmont is seeking up to three community representatives to sit on the Belmont Museum Advisory Group. The Group provides a formal mechanism for Council to progress the ongoing development of the Belmont Museum. If you have experience in, or a passion for local history and museums this voluntary position may suit you.

The term of appointment is for two years to coincide with Council elections.

A copy of the nomination form can be found here.

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, 10 November 2017.

For enquiries or information on the Terms of Reference please contact:

Kathy Wilkinson
Coordinator Library and Heritage Services
Telephone: 9477 7152

Belmont Museum Oral Histories - Now Available

The Belmont Museum's oral history program records the memories and experiences of people who have lived, worked or played in Belmont and surrounding areas.  Their stories are fascinating, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always diverse, authentic and personal.

To listen to the stories and memories of Belmont's past click here.

Copies are also available for loan from Ruth Faulkner Public Library.


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