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Our Heritage Centre Open Tuesdays 10.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. and the first Sunday of each month.

Our Heritage Centre is located in the former IOOF Hall at 241 Manifold Street, Camperdown (about 250 metres west of the Clock Tower).

Donations to the Heritage Centre
We appreciate donations of material suitable for use and display in the Heritage Centre.
Please note that donations are subject to our Acquisitions Policy.
You click here to view our Acquisitions Policy online.
Please use our offer of donation form to acknowledge and accept the Acquisitions Policy and formally offer a donation.

Cataloguing the collection
We are gradually cataloguing our collection using the best available computer software.
The great advantage of computer cataloguing is that it allows fast searching and retrieval of records.
Cataloguing is an important and fascinating activity for our Society volunteers.

If you have ́local knowledge ́ or computer skills, we would very much welcome your help.

Visit our Heritage Centre and enjoy our;
Museum: an extensive collection of photographs, documents, artefacts and memorabilia.

Research Facilities: up to date IT equipment, computerised records and expert volunteers to assist with family and local history research.

Guided Tours: of historic Camperdown and district, by arrangement.

Entry Charges & Fees;
Museum: Free Entry – Tuesday 10am-3pm, and first Sunday of every month 10am-3pm.

Museum Group Entry: a small fee is charged, group visits must be pre-booked and scheduled for alternative days, contact us. 

Do your own research (use of facilities): Adults $5.00 Students $3.00 (Society Members FREE).

Research requests: $25 per name, or subject – online form.

Photocopying and printing: 30 cents per sheet.

Photograph colour printing: A6 (105 x 148mm): $4 per photo, A4 (210 x 297mm): $10 per photo.

Photograph emailing: $4 per photo.

Opening Times;
Tuesdays 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
First Sunday Of Month 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
(other times by appointment)

Acquisition Policy

1. Acquisition Responsibility

The Heritage Centre Management Committee is responsible for all decisions concerning acquisitions.

2. Acquisition Criteria

  1. Items for acquisition will generally have a direct connection with Camperdown and district history. Other items will be considered if considered significant and relevant to understanding our local history.

  2. Donations must be unconditional

  3. Donors must have legal authority to do so

  4. Condition of the items must be reasonable and acceptable

  5. Storage and display facilities at the Heritage Centre must be available and appropriate

  6. Accepted items will become the property of the Camperdown and District Historical Society Inc.

3. Acquisition Procedures

  1. An Offer of Donation form must be completed for each item offered

  2. Each potential acquisition will be considered by the Heritage Centre Management Committee

  3. If accepted, the donor will be notified in writing by the Committee

  4. If rejected, the item(s) will be returned to the donor together with a written explanation from the Committee

4. Acquisition De-accessioning

De-accessioning of an item may occur when;

  1. It is the property of the Camperdown and District Historical Society, and

  2. It is of no further relevance or use to the purposes of the collection, or

  3. It is damaged beyond repair, or

  4. It has been stolen with no hope of return, or

  5. It does not meet acquisition criteria, or

  6. It has no provenance nor known local connection, or

  7. The Heritage Centre has identical objects with identical provenance, or

  8. There is a reasonable request for return from the donor or family

5. Acquisition Disposal

Disposal of a de-accessioned item may be by;

  1. Return to the donor

  2. Exchange, gift, or sale to another museum or institution

  3. Public tender or sale

  4. Destruction or recycling