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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
- Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
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 presents a dynamic program of curated, community and national touring exhibitions.
- Galleries:Ceramics,Craft,Drawing,Glass,Installation,Jewellery,Mixed Media,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture
- Open Days/times:Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm (Closed Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day morning and Ch
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays
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
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
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
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.
An exclusive art space for ‘Art that Flows’. Art Glass created by Western Australian Glass Artists.
- Galleries:Artisan Workshop,Glass,Art Gallery
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
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.
- Galleries:Art Gallery,Artisan Workshop,Artist Studio,Furniture,Installation,Sculpture,Metal Work,Mixed Media,Upcyclng,Woodwork
- Libraries:All Libraries
- Antique Dealers:Contemporary,Furniture,Sculpture
- Open Days/times:Appointments available upon request
- Represented Artists:Jake Coghlan, Aimee Rytenskild
- Open Days:By Appointment Only
- Wheelchair Access:Yes
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!