Following the merger agreement in 1996, the Brisbane Lions' Board - in consultation with a number of key stakeholders from Fitzroy and the Brisbane Bears - formed an official 'Historical Society' which would be responsible for the safe-keeping, repairing and maintenance of the Club's memorabilia.

The Fitzroy-Brisbane Lions Historical Society was also designed to continually recognise and acknowledge the rich histories and records from Fitzroy, the Bears, and the Brisbane Lions.  

Over the years, the Historical Society has sourced and collected countless items of memorabilia, and maintained those already in the Club's possession.

In November 2011, the Historical Society proudly opened a Museum housed within the Arthur Wilson Room at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, which has received rave reviews from all who have toured the facility. 

A number of historic items and memorabilia is also now on display at Brighton Homes Arena in Springfield.


The Historical Society continues to host events and offer memberships to help raise funds - all of which help contribute towards the ongoing preservation and construction of the Museum, and other historical activities.

Become a member by signing up Online or simply download and complete a membership Application Form


The Historical Society host regular events in both Melbourne and Brisbane each year to fete and honour former players, coaches and other key figures throughout our Club's rich history. 

Funds raised from these events help fund the ongoing display, improvements and safe-keeping of historic memorabilia and records.

Event Date Time Venue Cost
Historical Society Function Thursday 18 April 2024 7pm

Fitzroy Bowling Club (VIC) 

578 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

$10 - Members

$15 - Non-Members

Historical Society Function Thursday 8 August 2024  7pm

Fitzroy Bowling Club (VIC) 

578 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

$10 - Members

$15 - Non-Members



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Private tours of the Fitzroy-Brisbane Lions Historical Society Museum housed in the Arthur Wilson Room at Marvel Stadium are available by appointment only from Monday – Friday (not available weekends). To find a suitable day and time, please contact Club Historian & Museum Custodian Brenden Campbell on the details provided in the ‘Contact Us’ section below.


General Enquiries
Brisbane Lions Melbourne Office
c/- Marvel Stadium
740 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008
P: 03 8850 5600

Museum/Memorabilia Enquiries – Melbourne
Brenden Campbell – Historian & Museum Custodian
P: 0405 354 291

Memorabilia Enquiries – Brisbane
Ian Hawke
P: 0415 599 610

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