About Us

Our home is the Malmsbury Mechanics Institute (MMI). This is located at 71 Mollison Street, Malmsbury, and is generally open on Fridays from 9am to 2.30pm for the public to conduct in-person research. Fees apply*.

Please make an appointment for visits during regular school holidays; some of our volunteers have family commitments during holiday times.

Other times are available by prior appointment. Check with the Secretary before planning a visit to ensure volunteers will be available to assist you.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE SOCIETY WILL NOT BE OPEN ON DAYS OF TOTAL FIRE BAN IN THE CENTRAL AND/OR NORTH CENTRAL FIRE DISTRICTS.

 

Malmsbury Historical Society Inc.

We Serve To Preserve

*PLEASE NOTE:

 

We are not a tourist information centre where you can visit and leave with free copies of documents

 

Our Society is a not-for-profit organization and all of our work is done by volunteers. Nobody is earning an income from the work we do. While this means we are able to keep the fees at a minimum (professional historians can charge upwards of $60 per hour) we have ongoing expenses for rent, stationery, computer equipment etc. For this reason there are fees for time spent on research, copying, postage etc. While we will always endeavour to find information to answer all your questions, the research fee is payable whether we do so or not. If we can't help we will try and find someone who can, and we may be able to put you in contact with people who are researching the same subject or family.

Our origins stem from the Malmsbury Historical Group, created to organize the 1987 celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the settlement of the district by squatter Alexander Mollison. After the event, the group continued on and eventually became incorporated as Malmsbury Historical Society in 1990.