Founded in 1962, Albany Historical Society is a non-profit organisation, affiliated with the Royal Western Australian Historical Society. The society maintains two heritage listed buildings in Albany - Patrick Taylor Cottage and the Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, staffed entirely by volunteers and both open to the public seven days a week.
The Albany Historical Society are custodians of a large diverse collection of photographs historic artefacts, books, documents and works of art; all catalogued and where possible put on display by volunteers.
Many of the five thousand objects and artefacts in the society’s care are on view at one of the historic buildings or outdoor sites managed by the AHS; everyday items from pioneering farms, maritime trading enterprises, homes and work places.
As well as being permanently on view the society has adopted a display style which makes these objects more accessible – often they can connect the viewer with their every day use in the past in ways not possible in traditional museum spaces.
Important to the society’s mission, a generous loans policy has meant significant parts of the AHS collection have been made available to other museums and community groups in Albany for display purposes.
A large part of the societies collection formerly on display at the cooperative building in Frederick Street is currently in storage. Work is under way to make this part of the collection accessible in some way.
Albany Historical Society Inc
37 Duke St, Albany WA 6330
Albany WA 6330
Under 6: Free
Daily: 11am – 3pm
Except Good Friday, Christmas Day and the morning of ANZAC Day
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