Plan your visit to FHWA

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Planning a visit? Here's what you need to know.

FamilyHistoryWA
Units 4, 5 and 6
48 May Street
Bayswater, WA, 6056
 
PHONE: 08 9271 4311
(please call during our opening hours only)

 

Monday: 9:30am to 7:00pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9:30am to 2:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am to 4:30pm
 
CLOSED: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and all Public Holidays
BY CAR
Coming from east or west along Beaufort Street, turn into May Street and our offices are about 700m down on the left hand side.  Free off street parking is available.
 
BY TRAIN
Take the Midland Line and get off the train at Baywater Station. Exit the train station and walk north to Railway Pde. Continue along Railway Pde, cross Coode St at the traffic lights. Turn right along Coode St, then turn left back onto Railway Pde. Continue along Railway Pde until you reach May St. Turn right into May St and continue for ~500m. The walk will take you around 15-20 minutes.
 
BY BUS
From Morley Bus Station, catch bus 950 at Stand 5. Get off the bus at Stand #12155, after May St and before The Strand. Walk back towards May St, turn right into May St and walk about 700m along the road until you reach us on the right-hand side of the road. The walk will take you around 15-20 minutes.
 
From Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, catch bus 950 at Stand A6. Get off the bus at Stand #12153, first stop after May St. Walk back towards May St, cross Beaufort St, turn left into May St and walk about 700m along the road until you reach us on the right-hand side of the road. The walk will take you around 15-20 minutes.

 

  • Before you come, prepare by searching our library catalogue to give yourself a good head start on the day.  Note down any reference numbers you find, and bring the notes that you have made with you.  Our volunteers will help you to find the resources.

  • The Society has tea and coffee making facilities, plus microwave and fridge.  It is advisable to bring your own lunch or snacks which can be eaten in the kitchen area.

  • We have good free WiFi connectivity for internet access, so you can bring your laptop along with you.  However, you can not connect your WiFi to the Society's systems.  You can also bring along a thumb drive to download information that you find and take it home with you.

  • Bring paper/notebook and pencils (no pens in the library or resource centre).

  • Enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge.

 

Visitors are most welcome!

  • Non-members are able to purchase a Day Pass for $15 or a Month Pass for $25.  You can purchase the passes in advance from our Online Shop or from the Reception Desk on arrival.  
  • Members of some Overseas, Interstate and Intrastate Societies enjoy reciprocal rights.  Please bring your current membership card including proof of expiry date.

Visitors are able to have free access to our Family History Research Centre and our resources; the cost of printouts and/or photocopies and access to certain data resources, such as Scotland's People, will be payable at the end of each session.