Aerial photograph of Pakenham c. 1937. Donated by Don Jackson

Welcome to the Berwick-Pakenham Historical Society



The Berwick - Pakenham Historical Society


Preserving our local history for future generations 

Founded in 1961 

About Us

Our Mission

The Berwick Shire Chambers in Main Street Pakenham, November 1918. Donated by Debbie Ellett Hajduk

We seek to promote awareness of the our district's history through the acquisition, preservation and display of historical items; recording of older residents' knowledge; and undertaking research, publications and displays. 

Get Involved

Members of the Pakenham Red Cross during WW2. From the BPHS Collection

Are you passionate about our local history? Why not join us? Membership costs just $20 a year. 


We meet on the first Friday of the month (except January) at 8pm 

Visit our Museum

The Berwick Pakenham Historical Society's Museum is located in the former Berwick Shire Chambers, wh

Our Museum is open Sunday

 (except in January) 

2:00 to 4:30pm 

85 Princes Highway 

Pakenham Victoria 3810


We welcome school and group tours at other times by appointment