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The Chatswood Museum at 58 Johnson Street, Chatswood is closed until further notice. If you wish to discuss any historical matter relating to the Willoughby District please call us on 9410 3203.


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Current exhibition


History of the North Shore Railway


Chatswood Station 1910

The Willoughby Historical Society’s new Exhibition, the History of the North Shore Railway will officially open at 1.00 pm on Sunday 8 September at the Willoughby Museum, 58 Johnson Street, Chatswood.


SMH 14 November 1924 p.10

The exhibition covers newspaper reports on the politics leading up to the construction of what was Sydney’s first true suburban railway in the 1880s and 1890s.

Willoughby Museum is open from 1pm to 4pm on Sundays (Feb-Nov)

General Meeting 10/8


WDHS General Meeting this Saturday afternoon starting 2pm in the Library at The Concourse.

Paul Storm (aka Mr. Willoughby) will present the story of the Blau family.

From pre WW1, interned during the war, he discusses their rich family history.
Running a general pharmaceutical supply business for a number of years from East Chatswood, they were the agents for 4711 perfume.

There will be a quantity of original historic material on display.

Excursion to Kiama

KiamaA train tour to Kiama on Wednesday 24 April to visit the tourist attractions of that interesting town.

In particular we propose to visit the Pilots Cottage Museum managed by the Kiama and District Historical Society and their Family History Centre.

The schedule for the tour will include lunch at a local restaurant. We plan to catch the 09:27 train from Central Station to Kiama, which will arrive in Kiama at 11:39am. We are seeking expressions of interest from people in participating in this  excursion, so we
would appreciate your response if you are able to join us for this event.

If this excursion is successful we plan to undertake a train journey to Katoomba in
the Spring of 2019.

Chatswood 1978 and 2018


In 1978 In architect Martin O’Donoghue took 130 photographs of buildings and activities around Chatswood as part of an architectural assignment.

In this affordable exhibition the Willoughby Museum juxtaposes Martin’s photos with those of Chatswood today, showcasing a fascinating insight into the changes that have occurred in Chatswood over the past 40 years.

End Date & Time: Sunday, 28 April 2019 4:00 pm

Address: Willoughby Museum, 58 Johnston Street, Chatswood


  • Family: $10
  • Individual: $6

Opening hours:

  • Sundays 1pm to 4pm

This event is part of the Willoughby City Council 2019 Heritage Festival program.

Contact: Event Organiser on 9410 3203 or email