Welcome to the Coburg Historical Society


Coburg Historical Society is a non-profit community-based organisation dedicated to researching and preserving the history and historic buildings of Coburg, Victoria, Australia.


Pentridge Prison Photographic Exhibition

Adrian Didlick's Pentridge Prison Photographic Exhibition is still open. You  can see it at the Bluestone Cottage Museum, 82 Bell Street, Coburg (just east of the Municipal Offices).

Entry by gold coin donation.

Hours: Fridays 12 til 2, first Sunday of the month 2 til 4.30.




When: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8pm (except December and January).

Where: Coburg Library Meeting Room, corner of Louisa and Victoria Streets, Coburg. Enter via Victoria Mall.

Getting there:

By car: There is plenty of street parking and there are several nearby free public car parks.

By tram: Take the number 19 tram down Sydney Road to Stop 33. The venue is a two minute walk west along Victoria Mall.

By bus: Take bus route 513 (Eltham to Glenroy) along Bell Street, stop at the corner of Sydney Road and Bell Street and walk south along Sydney Road to Victoria Mall.

By train: Take the Upfield line train to Coburg Station and it's a two minute walk from there.

Visitors are welcome.


Coming soon 

 Wednesday 28 June 2017: Rod Quantock will speak about his childhood in Coburg. (Note the changed date - changed from 21 June.)


There will be no meeting on Wednesday 19 July 2017.

NEW MEETING DATE: Saturday 22 July 2017 at 2pm: Our guest will be Professor Stuart McIntyre, Chair of the Heritage Council of Victoria


Wednesday 16 August 2017. AGM.

Wednesday 20 September 2017. Judith Smart, 'Melbourne women on the homefront in World War One.

Wednesday 18 October 2017. Gail Faulkner, Hats and the Melbourne Cup.



Bluestone Cottage Museum

82 Bell Street, Coburg 3058 (Just down from the Moreland Municipal Offices)

Our museum is open every Friday from midday til 2pm and on the 1st Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4.30pm.

We are closed from Friday 9 December 2016 until Friday 3 February 2017.


Getting there:

By car: Parking is available. Most parking in the area is limited to 1 or 2 hours only.

By tram: Take the number 19 tram along Sydney Road to Bell Street then walk east past the State School and the Municipal Offices.

By bus: Take bus route 513 (Eltham to Glenroy) along Bell Street, stop at the corner of Sydney Road and walk east along Bell Street past the Municipal Offices.

By train: Take the Upfield line train to Coburg Station and it's a five minute walk east along Bell Street.


Committee of Management

The Coburg Historical Society Committee is made up of volunteers who are interested in being actively involved in ensuring that Coburg's history is not lost. It is responsible for the running and operation of the Society within the requirements set out in the Society's Constitution.

Committee members are elected annually at the August AGM. Any financial member of the Society is eligible to stand for election as an office bearer.

The Committee meets regularly at the Bluestone Cottage Museum, 82 Bell Street, Coburg.



President: Malcolm McIlvena

Secretary: Cheryl Griffin

Treasurer: Cheryl Griffin 

Committee members: Bronwyn Brown, Ivan Cindric, Mark Congdon, Marilyn Moore


Contact Details 

  Coburg Historical Society
PO Box 295
Pascoe Vale South, 3044
Email:   coburg_historical_society@yahoo.com.au







The drawings featured on this site show portions of two of the three buildings which form the Society's museum. More information on these can be found in our publication The Warders' Cottage