Welcome to the Port Fairy Historical Society

Piecing Our Past Together

We welcome you not only to the Museum and Archives but to our delightful town.   

The Museum and Archives feature changing displays covering various aspects of our past.  

We sell a number of local history publications, details are on our "Publications" page.  

We meet regularly and most meetings feature a guest speaker.  We welcome visitors to our meetings, details of which are on the "Functions" page.




We have extensive archives and can assist in putting the "meat on the bones" of your ancestors.   Unfortunately private research of our archives is not possible.

The Port Fairy Historical Society can be contacted for research, general enquires or feedback by emailing:


We are located at:

Port Fairy Historical Society
Port Fairy Museum and Archives
30 Gipps Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284
(03) 5568 2263

Our postal address:

Port Fairy Historical Society
P.O. Box 152, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284



SaturdaysWednesdays, Public Holidays 2.00 pm. until 5.00 pm.

Sundays, 10.30am - 12.30pm

In winter, from mid July until 1 September, the museum is open on Saturdays only 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Please note Port Fairy Museum and Archives  is NOT open on the Labour Day weekend in March. This is the weekend of the Port Fairy Folk Festival for those who are following up family histories and who can only be here on that weekend we ask that you contact our archivist by phone beforehand and she will make every effort to meet with you.

Adult $5.00 and accompanied children are free.

Unaccompanied children $1.00

Open to adult groups at other times by appointment. Minimum charge $30.00 per group. Over 30 is $1.00 per head extra.

School groups are encouraged to visit by appointment. Groups of 10-20 students can be provided for at any one time; numbers over 20 will need to be divided into smaller groups. Cost: 50 cents per student. Teachers are free. Contact The Port Fairy Museum and Archives on our phone number (03) 5568 2263 and leave a message and phone number if unattended.

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