Paterson Historical Society aims to promote and preserve the history and heritage of the Paterson district and help people find information about their forebears from the district. Our publications cover many aspects of the district's history.

Museum opening times

Paterson Court House Museum is open from 11.am to 3.00pm on Sundays (closed Sunday 22 December 2019, reopens Sunday 12 January 2020).

Group visits

Groups are welcome to visit the museum outside normal opening times by prior arrangement. Contact us by email at patersonmuseum@gmail.com.

Special individual visits

The museum can open outside normal times for individuals or couples by prior arrangement. A fee of $50 applies and is subject to availability of volunteers. Contact us by email at patersonmuseum@gmail.com.

Meetings

Paterson Historical Society meets in the Museum at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of each month except December and January. New members are welcome.

Our photo collection is online

Our photo collection is now online - view collection.

If you have old photos of Paterson and district that you would like to share with Paterson Historical Society, please contact us. Even photos from the 1950s, 60s and 70s would be most welcome as these are our "gap" years in the collection.

How to join the Society

New members are always welcome. Please join to help us preserve the history and heritage of the district. Download membership form.

Boats at Paterson wharf