Welcome to the City of South Perth Historical Society Inc.

The City of South Perth Historical Society Inc. was established in 1989 to stimulate public interest in our local history, to encourage historical research and publication, and to promote the designation and preservation of historic sites, buildings and stories. It is an incorporated society.

Heritage House, Gallery and Cultural Centre


OPEN until Sun 28 January 2018 (Closed during Christmas*)

Thursday, Friday & Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday, 1 – 4pm

*CLOSED: Thursday 21 December

RE-OPEN: Thursday 04 January 2018


The May & Herbert Gibbs Collection

About us

The City of South Perth Historical Society Inc. operate from the Gallery and Cultural Centre located at Heritage House, cnr. Mends Street and Mill Point Road, South Perth.


Built in 1904 as the South Perth Road Board building is open to explore and learn about the stories and history of this and the other
buildings and places of the South Perth District.

Join us for our Heritage Matters series of Talks throughout the year.

Get involved

Since returning to our original base at Heritage House in 2013 we have consolidated and increased our annual activities through a programme of Exhibitions, Heritage Matters Talks, an educational Heritage Award, heritage support and participation in local events and numerous other pursuits.

Our membership are supportive and active.

We operate with the valuable assistance of volunteer Duty Officers who keep Heritage House open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday - with increased opening times for special exhibitions.

Many tasks require additional volunteer hours and we welcome new volunteers. Please contact us on 9367 9243 and please leave a message.

May Gibbs, Mother of the Gumnuts© Northcott Society & Cerebral Palsy Alliance 2018

*with acknowledgement and thanks to the City of South Perth May & Herbert Gibbs Art Collection



Tram - Original South Perth/Como Tram

The City of South Perth Historical Society in conjunction with

the Perth Electric Tramways Society (PETS) and the City of

South Perth have a tripartite agreement to restore and return

this 1899 tram to the City of South Perth. To keep up to date

with this restoration visit our projects page.