Exhibitions & Events

General Meeting & Talk, Saturday 11 February, Chatswood Library, 2 PM. 

Bob McKillop will speak on the history of Willoughby over the past 150 years. 

To April 2017 58 Johnson St, Chatswood, Sundays 1 - 4 PM


Developed by local artist Catherine Martin. This exhibition will utilise the names formed in concrete on the footpaths of streets, avenues and roads in Willoughby City to create new artistic forms. Council officers are assisting in demonstrating the processing of indenting the letters into freshly-poured concrete and the provision of objects for the exhibition.

Formal opening on Sunday 12 September,

Open to the public from 1 to 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays (10am to 4pm) and Sundays during September.

Adults $5, concession $4, children $2; family $10.

Contact: 02 9410 3203 or



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General Meetings are held at the Willoughby Room, Willoughby City Library at The Concourse, commencing at  on the second Saturday of even months (except December).


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The Willoughby Incinerator following its extensive
restoration in March 2011. RF McKillop photo

The Willoughby District Historical Society(WDHS) Inc. was established in February 1974 to encourage the study and appreciation of the history of the Municipality of Willoughby.

The Willoughby local government area (LGA) is located on Sydney's Lower North Shore with the regional centre of Chatswood at its heart. Details of the Willoughby LGA (now the City of Willoughby) are provided on the Willoughby History & Heritage page.

Our mission is to research and conserve the rich tapestry of Willoughby's past. Our volunteers maintain local history records, study Willoughby's social, cultural and industrial history, organise exhibitions and tours so that others can understand and appreciate the community's past.

The Willoughby Museum is located in the 1913 Federation cottage, Boronia, located at 58 Johnson Street in Chatswood. It explores the economic, social and environmental history of Willoughby City through permanent and temporary exhibitions. Meetings featuring speakers on historical subjects are held at 2.00pm on the second Saturday of alternate months from February.


Phone: (02) 9410 3203 - Email:


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