“To support, maintain, and where possible enhance the values of Fitzroy, Brisbane Bears and Brisbane Lions Football Clubs and to preserve the integrity of the memorabilia.”

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 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 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, which has received rave reviews from all who have toured the facility. There are also plans to construct a similar display in Brisbane in the  future.

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 

You can also 'like' the Historical Society on Facebook


The Fitzroy-Brisbane Lions Historical Society conduct guided tours of the Museum at Marvel Stadium, giving Fitzroy and Brisbane Lions fans, along with football lovers in general, a chance to enjoy the extensive collection of Club memorabilia, which includes seven of Fitzroy’s premiership cups and a range of other items dating back to 1883.

Tours are FREE for all Historical Society members, while charges apply for non-members.

Museum Tour Information

Bookings for tours are essential, and can be made by contacting Arthur Wilson on 0405 565 814