About

Founded in 1958, we are committed to preserving the history and heritage of Kew and its environs. We have an active membership, which meets monthly, and working groups that manage our collection and undertake research. Each year, we publish four newsletters, hold two public lectures, and mount exhibitions at the Kew Court House. We are members of the BHSA, RHSV and AMaGA and have a relationship with PROV as a Class-B Place of Deposit for Government Records. Our Heritage Centre at the Kew Library is wheelchair accessible, as are our rooms on level 1 of the Kew Court House. Access to the Heritage Centre is by prior appointment. Our rooms at the Court House are open to the public at advertised hours.

Our collection

Our diverse collection, some of which is on Victorian Collections, includes archives, artworks, audio-visual material, items of fashion and design, books, documents, maps and artefacts. Our holdings deriving from the former City of Kew collection, our maps and plans, and fashion & design collection have been assessed as being of local and statewide significance. We are committed to collecting and preserving local archival and genealogical material as well as relevant items and collections held by families, organisations and institutions.