Boort Court House Museum


Boort Court House Museum

Boort Museum
Open Fridays 2pm – 4pm
or by appointment.
113 Godfrey Street, Boort
Phone – 0428 133 381
Email – boorthistoricalsociety@gmail.com
The Court House was built in 1890 to the design of Government Architect Samuel Edward Bindley, and still retains its internal fit-out of Judge’s bench, witness box, high ceiling and exposed timber trusses.In 1983 the Court House was closed to legal trials, and became the home of the Museum collection of Boort Historical Society.The collection is made up of artefacts and memorabilia gathered from the early days of Aboriginal occupation, the Pioneers, the Settlers and interesting relics from the times that many of us can remember.Among our latest donated goods, are former Boort boy and Brownlow Medallist John Schultz’s football boots, from the last game he played for Footscray.

Visitors to the Museum are most complimentary of our exhibitions of such a wide range of historical pieces, and the local knowledge preserved therein.

The Boort Historical Society have the old Boort Newspapers on DVD and also CDs of births, deaths & marriages which are their resource for the tracing of local family histories.

The Museum is open each Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and at other times by appointment. It is manned by a small but dedicated team of volunteers, who would welcome new members who are interested in local history.

Robert Coutts – President
Jennie Weaver – Secretary

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