History & Heritage

Port Fairy Museum and Archives centre

Fossick through photos, relics and time-worn tales

The Port Fairy Museum and Archives centre is managed by the Port Fairy Historical Society and found at the Old Courthouse at 30  Gipps Street, Port Fairy. The Courthouse is one of over 60 buildings in Port Fairy classified by the National Trust.

The accredited Museum features both permanent and changing exhibitions covering various aspects of our past and covers themes such as the early pioneers of the district, the whaling era in Port Fairy, local shipping and wrecks along the coast. Collections include artefacts, objects, publications, photographs and other documentary materials related to Port Fairy and the District’s history.

The Society has published books, photographs and cards on various aspects of Port Fairy which are available for sale at the Museum or online.  We welcome new members and visitors to the museum and our general meetings. For further information on publications, membership or meetings contact the Port Fairy Historical Society Inc

Visit the museum today

Museum Entry: Adult $5.00 and accompanied children are free

Opening Hours:

Saturday: 2pm – 5pm, Last Entry at 4.30pm

Sunday: 10.30am – 12.30pm, Last Entry 12pm

Wednesday: 2pm – 5pm, Last Entry at 4.30pm

Guided Walk and Tour of the Museum – Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00 [ book via Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre]

Tour groups and School groups are encouraged to visit by appointment. Contact the Port Fairy Historical Society Inc

Accommodation Nearby

Belfast Cottages

Port Fairy

Gum Tree Caravan Park

Port Fairy

Tides Port Fairy

Port Fairy

A1 Motel Port Fairy

Port Fairy

Things To Do Nearby

Places To Eat & Drink

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.