The Royal Western Australian Historical Society Inc. has had a pioneering role in the conservation and interpretation of Western Australia’s social history and supports recognition of Indigenous history and culture which predates and parallels the period of European history.
Come visit us - Open 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday
Our Museum and Library historical collections offer rare and unique material that deal specifically with Western Australian history. The Museum provides displays of its collections which are changed from time-to-time. The Library is a reference library and items are not for loan, so we invite you to visit and explore our valuable collection.
Library use is free to members, with fees for organisations and non-members
Museum visits are free
The Royal Western Australian Historical Society (Inc.)
49 Broadway, cnr Clark Street, Nedlands, WA, 6009
The Society has a range of events and talks coming up:
If you are interested in joining the Society or renewing your subscription you can do so online using the email Membership Application or request a brochure about the Society which includes an application form.
A network of affiliated historical societies, comprising more than seventy organisations and over two thousand members, has been developed across Western Australia. These societies support a growing community awareness and appreciation of local history and heritage.
Browse the Society’s online shop, selling books, archival products, photographs, tours and events.
View the Society's historical collections.
The Society offers volunteers a wide range of interesting activities and social contacts.