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Dalgety House Museum

Situated in the old Dalgety and Co manager's house, this charming historical museum is run by volunteers, all who are long-term locals of Port Hedland.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Galleries:Painting,Photography
  • Museums:Local History
  • Historical Sites:Buildings

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Port Hedland's origins aren't in mining as some may think; in fact, Port Hedland started out as a port town (hence the name!). One of the key players was Dalgety and Co and the current Dalgety House Museum was the company manager's residence. It has since been transformed into a historical interactive museum managed by the dedicated volunteers of the Port Hedland Historical Society.

Dalgety House Museum provides an opportunity to gain an insight into the impact that white settlement had on the Kariyarra Aboriginal people of the Pilbara. Explore the extensive collection of artefacts & documentation presented in the enlightening displays, complete with photographs, throughout the house.

Durack Homestead Museum

The magnificent homestead was originally built in 1895 by the Durack family on Argyle Downs Station. The famous Durack family home became known as one of the social gathering places of the Kimberley.

  • Open Days/times:April - September
  • Galleries:Mixed Media
  • Museums:Local History
  • Historical Sites:Farmhouses

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Description

Constructed of handcrafted limestone blocks with crushed termites mounds used as mortar, it was a magnificent building for its time.

During the early 1970’s a decision was made to remove the homestead before Lake Argyle began to fill in order to preserve this magnificent building for all time.

The homestead was dismantled stone by stone with every stone coded in such a way so as to be able to be rebuilt with every stone back in its original position.

The homestead now lives on as a museum dedicated to the pioneering spirit of the Durack Family. The Historic Durack Homestead Museum is operated by the Kununurra Visitor Centre and is open to the public daily from April to September. For further enquiries or out of season viewings please contact the Visitor Centre on (08) 9168 1177 or by email: [email protected]

Note: small fee payable upon entry to museum grounds

Marble Bar Museum

In 2015 the Tourist Association established the local Museum located in the old government building.

  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri: 9 - 4pm | Sat - Sun: 9am - 12pm
  • Museums:Local History
  • Historical Sites:Buildings

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday

Description

The museum houses relics collections etc. that are relevant to the area. The collection is constantly being added to and is definitely worth a look.

Old Derby Gaol

Gaol dating back to 1906 adjacent to current police station. A great insight into how prisoners were treated in the early days of settlement.

  • Historical Sites:Prisons

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Description

Wharfingers House Museum

Discover more about Derby’s history, including its role in early aviation and the story of the SS Colac, which was damaged beyond repair after grounding just south of the Derby jetty in 1910.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings
  • Open Days/times:Opens on request

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

The Wharfinger’s House was constructed in 1928 on the site of what was the Derby Water Police Station. The building itself is a good example of the North West Regional or tropical style of building in the early twentieth century. The wide verandahs provide shade and ventilation to the three central rooms which now house the museum. The Wharfinger’s House and the Wool Shed are the most visible reminders of the early port activities in Derby.A display of art created at the Bungarun Leprosarium may also be seen.

The Wharfinger's House Museum opens on request, and the key is available from the Derby Visitor Centre.

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