The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958, and is one of the oldest continuing historical societies in Melbourne. For 60 years, the Society has worked with local government and other organisations within Kew to stimulate interest in our history and heritage.

The Society is affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and Museums Australia. It co-operates with other historical societies and groups across the City of Boroondara through the Boroondara Historical Societies Association.


The Outer Circle Railway & Kew Spur Line
Did you know that the City of Kew once had two railways? This new exhibition focuses on railway history in Boroondara. While the primary focus will be on the ‘Outer Circle’ railway, pictures and objects relating to the Kew Spur Line will also be exhibited. Photographs of construction, infrastructure including railway stock, and the line’s destruction will be drawn from the Kew Historical Society’s collection. The exhibition is open to the public each Friday and Saturday between 11.00 am – 1.00 pm (public holidays excluded). The exhibition will run till the end of May 2019.

Level 1, Kew Court House
188 High Street Kew, 3101

KHS eBulletin May 2019 | Newsletter No.126, March 2019 | New Items – Victorian Collections