• LAST DAY OPEN – Sunday 4th February 2018

    Be sure to come and visit us between 1.00pm to 4.00pm as this will be our last day open to the general public our beloved Mechanics Institute will closing for building works this 2018.

  • Celebrate Maritime History

    Visit our museum to see our collection of maritime artifacts

Immerse yourself in the history of Williamstown by visiting the Museum. The collection highlights this historic seaport’s maritime history, and also includes furniture, costumes, sporting memorabilia, paintings, photographs and a wide range of social history exhibits that illustrate life in Williamstown from the 1840s.

Managed by the Williamstown Historical Society (founded in 1956), the Museum is located in the Mechanics Institute, 5 Electra Street Williamstown, a National Trust two storey listed building dating from 1860. It is Williamstown’s most comprehensive history outlet, offering books, booklets, brochures, postcards, souvenirs & research services.


Museum opening times: 1pm to 4pm – First and third Sundays of the month