Preserving the Past for the Future Lilydale & District Historical Society

Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc. – Lilydale, Yarra Valley

The Lilydale & District Historical Society was formed in 1971 to help plan and mount suitable displays for the Shire of Lilydale’s Centenary in February 1972. After the celebrations, society members tried to return objects loaned for display but their owners said the society could keep them.

This was the start of the society’s collection. With the assistance of the Shire of Lilydale, in 1976 the society was able to open its own museum in the former shire offices in Castella Street, Lilydale. Today, the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is owned by the Shire of Yarra Ranges and has many items and activities to offer.

Gun Alley Stories
The Forgotten Story of Lilydale’s Back Streets 1880 to Today is an award winning interactive experience…

They Answered the Call
Our World War I Veterans, including David Briers who died in France November 24, 1918 of broncho Pneumonia…

Headstone Project
Stories Behind the Headstones at Lilydale Cemetery allows the public to learn more about our local families….

Gun Alley Stories
The Forgotten Story of Lilydale’s Back Streets 1880 to Today is an award winning interactive experience…

They Answered the Call
Our World War I Veterans, including David Briers who died in France November 24, 1918 of broncho Pneumonia…

Headstone Project
Stories Behind the Headstones at Lilydale Cemetery allows the public to learn more about our local families….

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Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: [email protected]

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House at 61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
By appointment only:
Fridays 1 to 4pm and Saturdays to Mondays 11am to 4pm.
Sundays are preferred.
Closed Public Holidays

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
[email protected]

Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: [email protected]

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
[email protected]

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House @
61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
By appointment only:
Fridays 1 to 4pm and Saturdays to Mondays 11am to 4pm.
Sundays are preferred.
Closed Public Holidays