MUSEUM ON THE MOVE
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.
MUSEUM OPEN AGAIN
The Belmont Museum is OPEN
again! To celebrate the opening our our new Mini Museum in the Ruth
Faulkner Public Library we are hosting a special exhibition in
conjunction with the Australian Heritage Festival.
'A Mother's Voice: Stories of Parenting in Belmont' is open to the public from Tuesday, 18 April to Thursday, 15 June 2017.
is a celebration of motherhood over many generations and ties in with
this year's Australian Heritage Festival theme, 'Having a Voice'. Through oral histories, photographs, stories and artefacts, discover the
highs and lows of parenting through the ages. Hear from Belmont based
mothers of all walks of life, from 19th century servants to migrant mums
and local activists. Come along and share your own memories of your
mum. Check it out during the Museum's new expanded opening hours in the
Ruth Faulkner Public Library, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and for a
limited time only on Saturdays, 9am to 12noon.
2017 LOCAL HISTORY PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
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
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:
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:
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.