Lilydale & District Historical Society


Lilydale & District Historical Society

The Lilydale & District Historical Society was formed in 1971 to help plan and mount suitable displays for the Shire of Lillydale’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 but it lacked a suitable storage and display space. With the assistance of the Shire of Lillydale, in 1976 the society was able to open its own museum in the former shire offices in Castella Street, Lilydale. The Museum was opened by Pamela, Lady Vestey, Dame Nellie Melba’s grand-daughter and society Patron.

The society operated the museum until 1989 when, due to the value of the collection and the need to plan a major re-development, the Shire of Lillydale took over the management of the museum and employed Victoria’s first full-time municipal curator.

Society meetings are held on the first Saturday afternoon of each month except January. The general meeting starts at 1pm and usually includes a guest speaker. Meetings are now held at our home the Old Lilydale Court House, 61 Castella St, Lilydale next to Lilydale Primary School.



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Old Lilydale Court House

 35-37 Castella Street  Lilydale Victoria 3140 | Map Link opens new page
 Telephone: 9739 7407



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