Local Historical Museum
The Museum is located at
Corner Marine Parade and Skinner Streets, Hastings.
Melways Map Ref 154 K 11
Telephone 0490 132 011
Postal Address: P.O. Box 223, Hastings, Victoria 3915.
Members have been busy hosting events, with the first happening in early January by having the Museum open for a group of cyclists from Melbourne who stayed on the foreshore for the weekend. Then we had many people through the Museum on Australia Day and also had a plant stall. Even though the weather was hot, we were happy with the plant sales. The Western Port Festival weekend, took place on 23rd and 24th February. Members were kept busy with displays and hosting visitors. The Museum was manned from 10 am to 4 pm. Our new book “Hastings People & Places Vol. IV” is selling well and we have had good feedback. Our Society was also represented at the meeting of the South Eastern Historical Association held 16th February at Koo-wee-rup. We have had a change in the committee personnel and said goodbye to Ann Sullivan as secretary. Our new secretary is Rita Cooper. The Society phone number is: 0490 132 011. The email address for the Society is: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you could email email@example.com who would follow through.
General meetings are held at the Hastings Museum; corner Marine Parade & Skinner Street on Sundays at 2 pm.Meetings are held on 20th July 2014, 21st September 2014 and 16th November 2014.
Morning Coffees are held Thursday at 10.15am at Hastings Museum.
Dates for Morning Coffees:
Pictorial Books of Hastings and Area
Members and friends have published books about the area.
Framed Photographs - Hastings Pier/Jetty - $15 each. Postage extra.
Book Ordering:To obtain copies of any of our books and *postage and handling costs, please write or contact:
The Perrott Tree - See Volume II of Hastings People and Places
Society members and members of the Perrott family participated in a commemoration ceremony marking 100 years since the planting of the Perrott tree, that is now outside the Hastings office of the Mornington Peninsula Shire. The tree was planted by Alice Maud Mary Perrott, a great-grandmother of Shirley Davies, Vice President of the Society. The tree at that time was outside the Perrott Butcher's shop.
Listing of Books Available For Sale at Museum:
Cnr Marine Pde & Skinner St Hastings
The Museum is open Sundays 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.; Wednesdays 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon; and other times by appointment - Ph 0490 132 011
*Postage and Packaging
Postage varies according to size, weight of book and postcode destination. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to order any of the above books so that postage may be ascertained.
Museum Displays and Features
Other features of the Museum include outdoor displays of equipment, Dad's Shed, 1864 Armstrong Gun, model of the Myrtle Burgess and the fully restored square sterner fishing boat Johanna.
A small display is on the fruit growing industry. An interesting table cloth is on display that has in embroidery the names of the women who were in the Hastings Country Women's Association.
Some displays are permanent, and other displays change regularly featuring fascinating artefacts in our collection.
Pioneer Cottage c.1900
This small, weatherboard Pioneer cottage is typical of the homes in Hastings at the beginning of the 20th century. The back rooms of the cottage were built first c.l900 and the front rooms added on c.l905. The garden surrounding the Pioneer Cottage includes the Remembrance Garden of Peace that was opened in 1995 as part of the Australia Remembers Celebrations. There are many old fashioned plants planted in the back garden. The small garden at the front of the cottage to the north is the Fairy Garden featuring hidden fairies amongst many different white flowers - a favourite with children.
Museum Hours and Admission
Admission: $2 for adults, children 50c.
The Museum is not open Good Friday and Christmas Day.The museum is closed during the months of July and August and reopens in September.
The Museum can be opened for conducted tours: school groups, seniors groups, walking groups, service clubs, history groups etc. by prior arrangement - by phoning 0490 132 011. Special price for conducted tours. Seniors, walking groups and service clubs are welcome to come for morning/afternoon tea, talk and tour. Contact the secretary for special deals on 0490 132 011.
Membership is from July to June is $20 for adults/pensioners and $10 for children. For affiliated membership (no more fees to pay for life) it costs only $300. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME! Contact Hastings-Western Port Historical Society PO Box 223 Hastings 3915 for a membership form. Members can visit the Museum complex as many times as they like during the year for free, and are notified of special activities being held, can attend all general meetings and receive the quarterly newsletters.
Other Historical Society MuseumsOther Historical Society Museums on the Mornington Peninsula are located at Dromana, Flinders, Mornington and Sorrento.
These are managed entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to the collection, preservation, conservation and display of items of historical interest.
This page last updated 13 June 2014