Venues and facilities
Marion is one of the oldest colonially-settled areas in Adelaide, and the Marion Heritage Research Centre is the place where documents and photographs relating to its history are collected, preserved, researched and shared.
As a branch of the Marion Libraries, the Marion Heritage Research Centre holds the contents of the former Local Studies section of the Park Holme Library, and is now the main repository where all historical acquisitions by the City of Marion are collected.
The research centre contains some great historical resources:
Volunteers are working to make the records accessible by transcribing, describing, indexing and accessioning them.
We are also developing brochures, cataloguing the photographic collection, making user-friendly copies of fragile records and constantly working to make more of the collection accessible to visitors.
We collect mainly documents, photographs and ephemera. We welcome offers to donate or loan items. We rely on these to develop and enrich Marion's history held here, for the community.
Our Oral History program records the stories of people who have lived in or been a part of the City of Marion.
Other heritage organisations are flourishing in Marion and complement the work of the Marion Heritage Research Centre (MHRC).
We work harmoniously with them to provide an enhanced heritage experience for visitors including:
Located in the old 'Red House', next to our Administration building, the Marion Heritage Research Centre is an exciting focal point for history and cultural heritage in Marion.
Address: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047
Postal: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046
We are open our normal Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am to 4 pm.
It is advisable to call first to make an appointment to visit, to ensure a staff member’s availability for your enquiry.
Or, you are also welcome to send your enquiries via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 7420 6455.
We welcome you to the Marion Heritage Research Centre. We would love to hear about your link in the Marion story.