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Bridgetown Historical Society Inc.

  • The Old Yornup School House 5 Civic Lane Bridgetown, WA 6255
  • 08 97614236
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Library Charges
  • Charges for non-members
Research Costs
  • Various - email us for details
Open Hours
  • Monday and Thursday, 9 - 12md
Approximate Membership
  • 15
Membership Cost
  • $15 new member, $12 renewal

The Bridgetown Historical Society Inc. (BHS), an affiliate of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, and founded in 1990, is the custodian of a fascinating collection of donated historical artefacts, photos and ephemera relating to earlier Bridgetown society. The BHS always welcomes new objects and photos that might be suitable to add to the collection (please let a member know if you would like to donate an artefact).

The collection includes 1000s of historical photographs, and 100s of objects and ephemera, much of the objects being housed in The Old Gaol Museum, with the remainder stored in the BHS office.

BHS Objectives:

To encourage the study and writing of WA history, Bridgetown, and the surrounding areas
To collect, classify and preserve records pertaining to Bridgetown history
To share information among members of the Society by readings, discussions, lectures and exhibitions of historical material
To promote public support of preservation of historical relics, & recognition of notable anniversaries of WA history
To establish and maintain a historical museum(s) in Bridgetown
To publish articles/selected records/publications approved by the Society
To fund, subsidise or contribute to any institution, scholarship or prize, which meets these objectives of the Society.


Oral History project for 150th anniversary of Bridgetown's gazettal (June 2018
Digitisation of photos and ephemera - ongoing from 2018