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Galleries in Bunbury Geographe


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Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre

The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre is the most exciting and innovative heritage project in the South West of Western Australia.

  • Museums:Local History
  • Open Days/times:10AM - 4PM

Details

  • Facilities:Cafe
  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

It’s the first museum to be developed in the area for many decades. The City of Bunbury gave the go-ahead in 2010, and since then a magnificent building has been fully restored with Lotterywest support to preserve and showcase a newly developed collection. New, contemporary exhibitions reveal all Bunbury’s key stories and objects, many never seen before in the South West.

Professional staff care for the museum, which is owned and operated by the City of Bunbury, with significant community funding support organised by longstanding heritage supporter, Stephen Craddock.

The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre, opened in November 2016, tells the unique stories of how the South West's regional centre was developed, and the colourful characters who made it the vibrant port city that it is today. Shipwrecks, the struggles of early settlers, convicts, the Bunbury port, and the people of the town have all contributed to this city’s rich history.

The museum cares for a new collection focused on the history of the Bunbury area, and displays the highlights of that story with objects, interactive displays and events designed for all ages and imaginations.

Also part of the museum team is the Local Studies Collection department, established about 30 years ago to safeguard Bunbury’s documentary history, with an emphasis on council records.

The new Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre meets the needs and interests of the Bunbury community, visitors to the city, and school students through its education programs, developed in line with the Western Australian Curriculum. 

Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

Bunbury Regional Art Galleries presents a dynamic program of curated, community and national touring exhibitions.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm (Closed Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day morning and Ch
  • Galleries:Ceramics,Craft,Drawing,Glass,Installation,Jewellery,Mixed Media,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture

Details

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

Description

Housed in a distinctive pink, former convent, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries is situated in the city centre of Bunbury, a two minute stroll to the CBD to the east and the sparkling Indian Ocean to the west.

This is the premier public art gallery in the South West of Western Australia. Boasting four separate formal exhibition spaces as well as community exhibition facilities, BRAG offers a diverse and stimulating programme of exhibitions from regional, state and national sources.

The exhibition schedule is complemented by an extensive range of public programmes, events, functions, classes and workshops. In addition to the gallery spaces, the BRAG building is home to meeting and function facilities, a purpose built art studio and a dance studio, that see it play host to a wide range of activities and events ranging from dance and yoga to weddings and corprate meetings.

BRAG is an icon in the South West community, giving regional artists and audiences valuable exposure to contemporary and traditional art, and providing exhibition and artistic development opportunities for artists working in regional and remote locations. Through our diverse programme of exhibitions and workshops focusing on community access and engagement, BRAG invites you to experience the arts through discovery and creativity

 

Collie Art Gallery

Visit the brand new Collie Art Gallery in the heart of the South West. First class venue, top quality exhibitions and a great range of local artist and artisans' work. Open Thursday-Monday, 10am-4pm.

  • Open Days/times:Thursday to Monday 10am – 4pm
  • Galleries:Sculpture,Textiles,Ceramics,Drawing,Installation,Painting,Photography,Pottery

Details

  • Open Days:Public Holidays,Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Collie Art Gallery is a cultural centre that provides opportunities for all members of the Collie community and visitors to enjoy, participate in and learn from the arts.
 
This will be achieved by providing greater balance and diversity in the provision of creative and cultural activities for regional and community members by increasing access to, interest and participation in the arts.
 
The gallery will provide a high quality visitor attraction of a national standard, drawing new people to the region and showcasing a broad range of talent and achievement.
 
It will create an environment that enables the development of innovative and talented individuals and groups through a range of programs and events.

Dardanup Heritage Park

Travel back in time with one of the finest collections of heritage items from our pioneering past.

  • Open Days/times:Wednesday & Sunday, 9:30am - 4pm
  • Museums:Farming,Local History,Military

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Sunday

Description

Located in Dardanup approximately 15 minutes from Bunbury in WA. This is a world class collection of working agricultural and industrial machinery from our pioneering past.

Gary Brookes's passion for collecting old machinery led to the establishment of the Park. Steam / Diesel sawmill, mill settlement, engines, tractors, dozers, horse drawn equip, military, memorabilia and much more.

The park is one of Australia’s finest collections of heritage items dedicated to our pioneers and the equipment they used to develop our state over the past 120 years. 

NOTE: This is a cash-only premises.

Harvey Railway Station Musuem

Harvey Railway Station Museum is open to the public on the 1st, 3rd and Sunday of every month, 2pm - 4pm

  • Open Days/times:SUN 2PM - 4PM
  • Museums:Local History,Motoring

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday

Description

The railway line from Perth to Bunbury was completed in 1893 and soon afterwards the Railway Station was built. In 1936 the Railway Station was extended and the building improved with the addition of rustic weatherboards to the exterior and the roof tiled.

For many years the Railway Station was the central point of activity for the district. By 1987, with the introduction of the modern "Australind" train, the Railway Station was no longer needed and closed.

The Station now houses the Harvey Museum and is the only Railway Station remaining in the Shire of Harvey.

King Cottage Museum

Take a step back in time and experience what life was like in Bunbury during the late 1800s to 1950.

  • Open Days/times:Daily 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Museums:Farming,Local History

Details

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

Description

Located close to the town centre of Bunbury, the King Cottage Museum is a living piece of our heritage. Come and discover what it was to be a pioneer in our city over 100 years ago. You will witness the lifestyle, tools, clothing and chores that people in that time were using or doing on a daily basis. There is a vast amount of memorabilia that has been donated by local families and preserved by volunteers.

Enjoy a guided tour of Bunbury's historic museum and see the displays, including costumes, farming implements and photographs.

Open everyday from 10:30AM to 12:30PM. Walk-in or book online.

LAVA Art Glass Gallery & Studio

An exclusive art space for ‘Art that Flows’. Art Glass created by Western Australian Glass Artists.

  • Galleries:Glass,Art Gallery,Artisan Workshop

Details

Description

On the beautiful Marlston Waterfront in Bunbury, experience Art Glass like no other Glass Gallery in Western Australia.

LAVA showcases Art Glass created exclusively by Western Australian Glass Artists.

LAVA offers choice and variety, with over forty Glass Artists exhibiting modern, contemporary, functional, wearable Art Glass.

You can experience your own 'Art that flows' and learn many art glass techniques doing a course run at the LAVA Studio by resident glass artist Brenda Ellen.

LAVA not only exhibits art pieces for high-end art collectors but also exquisite Art Glass gift ware.

Come and experience 'Art that flows’ in Bunbury Western Australia

Lyndendale Gallery

Be Surprised! Lyndendale Gallery in the Ferguson Valley area is a ‘boutique’ gallery featuring works by artist-printmaker, Denise Gillies, and other south-west printmakers.artists and artisans.

  • Galleries:Ceramics,Glass,Jewellery,Pottery,Sculpture,Textiles,Craft,Painting,Artisan Workshop

Details

  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,By Appointment Only

Description

Supplementing these artworks are ceramics, glassware, jewellery, hand-crafted books, fashion accessories, works in wood and giftware – all from local south-west artists.

Watercolour, bookmaking and miniature watercolour workshops are all held at Lyndendale. See www.lyndendale.com.au for details.

Lyndendale Gallery is generally open Friday to Sunday 11 to 5pm and most public holidays. Please ring at other times.

Make Lyndendale Gallery part of your Ferguson Valley experience.

 

Please note the map below is not an accurate representation of the location.

Old Coast Studio

Old Coast Studios is a Sculpture and fabrication studio located in the heart of the South West, producing one of a kind contemporary art pieces and unique architectural features.

  • Open Days/times:Appointments available upon request
  • Represented Artists:Jake Coghlan, Aimee Rytenskild
  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Artisan Workshop,Artist Studio,Furniture,Installation,Sculpture,Metal Work,Mixed Media,Upcyclng,Woodwork
  • Libraries:All Libraries
  • Antique Dealers:Contemporary,Furniture,Sculpture

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

Founded by Jake Coghlan and Aimee Rytenskild, Old Coast Studios works with clients to design origional sculptural pieces to their unique location and desires. We specialize in the construction of outdoor sculptural features, steel and wooden furniture, and decorative screens. 

We also make a variety of high quality architectural and structural features, such as custom made balistrading, patios and signage, that will add personality and charisma to your home or business. Each piece is highly individualized and designed specifically to fit your needs.

 

Contact us today to realize your vision!

Replica Coal Mine

The mine was constructed in 1983 by the Collie Rotary Club to commemorate the centenary of the discovery of coal.

  • Open Days/times:9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. 9am-3pm, Saturday. 9am-2pm, Sunday. Guided tours by appointment.
  • Museums:Local History

Details

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

Description

One of three very knowledgeable volunteers will take you through the mine and provide an insight into the mining industry and the working conditions of the early underground miners. All three are retired miners who have lived the life and therefore have many stories and anecdotes to make the experience much more rewarding.

Tours can be made by arrangement through the Collie Visitor Centre. The Replica Coal mine is attached to the Visitor Centre.

There is a self-guided option for those on a deadline, with interpretive panels and television screens that will give you a peek into the underground mining era. The Collie Rotary Club has also generously provided funding for this latest addition.

Entry fee $5 per adult, $2 per school-aged child. Family (2A+2C) $12, extra children $1.

Opening hours
9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. 9am-3pm, Saturday. 9am-2pm, Sunday. Guided tours by appointment.

South West Rail and Heritage Centre

South West Rail and Heritage Centre showcases the vintage machinery and railway rolling stock from a more gentle era. There is an operating blacksmith forge, a model railway and ongoing restoration.

  • Open Days/times:Sundays Monthly
  • Museums:Local History,Motoring

Details

  • Facilities:Cafe,Free
  • Open Days:Sunday

Description

The South West Rail and Heritage Centre is home to the iconic steam locomotive ,  Leschenault Lady.  Situated in the small town of Boyanup, the Centre has a significant collection of vintage  machinery, reflecting the agricultural history of the area.  

There is also a collection of historic railway rolling stock used in the area, which is contiually being restored and upgraded.  

The Centre is home to an operating blacksmith's forge and the Capel Men's Shed are residents on site.

The latest addition to the site is a keen model railway group who are in  the process of building a model railway layout, which is operational, but growing all of the time.

The Coalfields Museum

The Coalfields Museum provides a unique glimpse into Collie's early days. The museum is housed in the historic buildings of the 1900 and 1930 Road Board offices.

  • Open Days/times:Thursday to Monday 10am - 3pm
  • Museums:Local History

Details

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

Description

Taking pride of place is a restored barrel organ made in Italy. The organ is a forerunner of a jukebox and was used to entertain the old timers at Fontana’s Wine Saloon next to the Federal Hotel in Throssell Street. A massive letterbox (pillar box), a relic of the penny postage days, is rare having been cast in the J & E Ledger Foundry in Perth in 1903.

Many more items are on display in the museum including bottles, radiograms, phonographs, gramophones, wirelesses, a baker’s cart, mining equipment, Coolgardie safe, Icyball refrigerator, Lynch’s Rock and Mineral display, Fred Kohler woodwork, Gastaldo Homestead items, Della bus, all-time great fireman Dudley Magill’s bust, many historical photos and military memorabilia.

Opening hours
Open Thursdays to Mondays, 9am-3pm.

Yarloop Steam Workshops

Preserved period timber and railway steam manintenance workshops. Includes a working steam engine collection. Open 10am-4pm daily.

  • Museums:Local History,Motoring
  • Open Days/times:Re-opening Soon

Details

Description

A century ago, timber was the state's biggest industry. Throughout Australia's South West, felled trees were sent to mills and processed for export. At every stage, steam engines provided the power. For nearly a century, Yarloop Workshops was the heart of this industry. At its peak 100 people worked here. Be fascinated by the saw doctors shop, steam locomotives and steam generators, the vast and haunting main workshop and the treasure trove that is the patternmaker's shop.

Open Daily From 10am - 4pm. Live Steam Day every 2nd Sunday of the month (March - November). Mon - Sun (except live steam days) Adults: $8, Children under 18: $5, Family: $20. Live Steam Days Adults: $10, Children: $7, Family: $25.

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