The Geelong Heritage Centre is Victoria’s largest regional archive and resource centre. Find us in the Vault Kim barne thaliyu, on level 3 of the Dome.
With the latest in digital technology and our team of specialist staff, we are able to bring the region's past alive.
The Heritage Centre's archive collection is a unique recorded history of Geelong and the Bellarine, the Golden Plains, the Surf Coast, the Borough of Queenscliffe and beyond. Countless memories and stories live on in our carefully-managed collection of public and private records, newspapers, maps, plans, photographs, and extensive catalogues and indexes.
The Heritage Reading Room is a fabulous, state-of-the-art environment boasting dramatic décor, comfortable user-friendly spaces and cutting-edge technologies to enrich your research experience.
You'll enjoy our Cruiser table - an interactive digital display that brings the archives to your fingertips. We also have the latest in microfilm scanning technology and a range of visual display capabilities.
A number of treasures from our collection are on display - just the tip of the iceberg compared to our huge repository of objects, items and records housed in 4.2km of mobile shelving.
Our reading room offers access to thousands of reference books on a vast range of history subjects. When you request an item from our extensive archive repository, it will be retrieved promptly, often within the hour and always within a few hours of your request.
Admission to the Heritage Reading Room is free, as is access to our reference library and archive collections.
Phone the reading room on 4201 0630 during opening hours or send us a message.
We’ve digitised, microfilmed or microfiched the past for your convenient access in the reading room, including:
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