• Bendigo Historical Society


The aim of the Bendigo Historical Society Inc. is to encourage and facilitate the study of the history of Bendigo and district.

The Society acquires, researches, preserves, conserves, interprets and exhibits material which illustrates this history.

The Bendigo Historical Society Inc. is a voluntary non-profit Incorporated Association that began in November 1958.

The BHS owns a heritage collection of more than 40,000 items that is now located at History House 11 Mackenzie Street Bendigo. (August 2022).

The Society is run by volunteers who are responsible for managing and preserving the collection for future generations. Governance is by an elected committee.

Walks into History 2023
First Sunday of the month at 10.00 a.m.
Cost: Non members $10.00 Members $5.00 (unless otherwise specified)
Duration: 1 hour unless otherwise specified.

Sunday 7 May, 10.00 a.m.
Explore the 150 years of Higher Education in Bendigo
Tour leaders: TBC
Meet: Bendigo TAFE Courtyard, Chapel Street, Bendigo

Sunday 4 June, 10.00 a.m.
The Nooks and Crannies of the Capital Theatre. Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of its opening
Tour leaders: TBC
Meet: On the steps of the Capital, View Street, Bendigo

Sunday 2 July, 2.00 p.m.
The Shamrock Hotel, Upstairs Downstairs and afternoon tea
Tour leader: Jim Evans
Meet: Shamrock Hotel entrance on Williamson Street
Tour and afternoon tea $15.00 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Book at the Shamrock Hotel. 03 5443 0333

Sunday 6 August, 10.00 a.m.
Carpenter Without a Hammer.
Tour leader: James Lerk explores Thomas Carpenter’s influence on Bendigo.
Meet: Alexandra Fountain, View Point, Bendigo.

Sunday 3 September, 10.00 a.m.
Follow in the footsteps of Joseph Brady – The Coliban Water System -Bendigo’s lifeline.
Tour leader: Coliban Water staff.
Meet: Sedgwick – Exact location and parking details will be available closer to the event on BHS website.

Sunday 1 October, 10.00 a.m.
Tour of Langley Hall, a goldfields landmark since 1904.
Tour leaders: Thomas and Simone Heywood.
Meet: Langley Hall, 484 Napier Street White Hills, Bendigo.
Tour and morning tea $25.00. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. 0472975068

Sunday 5 November, 10.00 a.m.
Stories of Bendigo’s Chinese Precinct.
Tour leader: Leigh McKinnon.
Meet: At the Lotus Flower, Chinese Precinct, Bridge Street, Bendigo

Sunday 3 December, 2.00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Cathedral – Bendigo’s English Gothic marvel.
Meet: Sacred Heart Cathedral, McKenzie St entrance, Bendigo

Thursdays 10am - 2pm
Bendigo Historical Society, History House, 11 Mackenzie Street, Bendigo 3550
03 5442 1005
[email protected]

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