The Port Adelaide Historical Society has been working to preserve and protect the history of Port Adelaide and environs area since 1972.

Our collections consist of framed pictures, photographs, maps, books, artefacts, printed ephemera and maritime memorabilia dating back to the 19th century.  The collections are housed at our Semaphore rooms, our Museum at Peterhead and recorded in stone in the Portonian Walk.

The Portonian magazine, has been published quarterly and has become a valuable source of Port Adelaide history for historians and researchers.

Our Semaphore collection, above the Semaphore library is available to the public every Friday 1:30-3:30pm

Our Museum located at 95 Fletcher Road, Peterhead, is open each Sunday from 2:00 pm until 4:00pm

Our Hot Weather Policy states; a forecast above 35 degrees will result in the closure of the Semaphore and Peterhead facilities.


Port Adelaide Historical Society