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Saturday Open Days Museums in Perth Hills

Museums in Perth Hills Region


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City of Armadale - History House

Come and visit yesterday, today, at History House, as we take you on a journey through the history of the City of Armadale. See how this once quiet district has grown into a major urban settlement.

  • Museums:Local History

Details

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

Description

History House explores the history of the City of Armadale from pre european settlelment through to today. The museum has a selection of permanent exhibitions as well as regular temporary exhibitions meaning there is always something new to see on your visit. 

Located next to the relaxing Minnawarra Park and close to Memorial Park, the Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum, local cafes and the Armadale train station, History House Museum is a great part of any visit to Armadale. 

History House also offers a rang of events and programs ranging from school programs, holiday activities, history talks as well as special and unique events. 

Jarrahdale Heritage Society Inc

Jarrahdale is one of WA's oldest settlements, set in the Darling Range and surrounded by Jarrah forest. It's only an hour south of Perth and thirty minutes from Armadale or Rockingham

  • Museums:Local History

Details

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

Description

In the Jarrahdale museum there are local artefacts, family history, photographs, oral history recordings, DVDs, books and other items that will remind you of our past. Let the children try out our morse code equipment, draw on the blackboard and search for the secretive mice.

Built in 1896, the Old Post Office was the centre of activity for a growing community. Some 20 years after the timber industry began, there were many families living in the town, on nearby farms and orchards and they were anxious for news from their loved ones back home. In an era long before the advent of internet and mobile phones, they could communicate only by letter or telegram. The Post Office was critical to the town’s survival.

The timber industry gradually declined, bauxite mining arrived and the two industries co-existed for several decades. New facilities were built in the town and the old Post Office fell into disuse. In the early 1990s, local residents fought to save the building and so, Jarrahdale Heritage Society was formed. With support from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and local businesses, it was restored to its former glory. In 1997, Jarrahdale was classified as an Historic Town.

The Old Post Office is now home to the Jarrahdale museum and, some people believe they can feel the ghostly presence of an early postmistress still residing there!!

Kalamunda History Village and Stirk Cottage

The Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society manages the largest local museum in Western Australia, depicting the unique hills life and industries centred around the development of Kalamunda.

  • Museums:Local History

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Kalamunda History Village and Stirk Cottage are situated in pleasant surroundings close to the centre of the Kalamunda town site.

Mundaring & Hills Historic Society District Museum

The Mundaring and Hills Historical Society (MHHS) was formed in 1989 to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Shire of Mundaring.

  • Museums:Local History
  • Historical Sites:Buildings

Details

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

Description

MHHS have operated the Mundaring District Museum since 1997 in the old Mundaring School building, which houses a permanent display about people, places and events of historical interest in the Shire.  MHHS is able to assist schools and other groups in the organization of community-based historical events, compiling local history information and guest speakers.

No 1 Pump Station Mundaring

The No 1 Pump Station Mundaring stands at the foot of Mundaring Weir and provides an opportunity to explore one of Australia’s most significant industrial heritage sites. The pump station was opened in 1903 to transfer water from the Perth hills to the goldfields of Western Australia, a distance of 560 kilometres.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday

Description

With its’ specially developed ‘interpretation machine’ and a number of informative plaques on display to explain the history and vision of the site, you will be amazed at the stories and controversy surrounding its development.

The building and its 41.5 metre chimney is a fascinating display of late 19th Century architecture, and if you have a passion for historic machines, you will be struck by the genius of a technology that has seen ninety million litres of water pumped daily uninterrupted. You can see three of the original Babcock and Wilcox boilers, the Green’s Economiser and one of the original Worthington triple expansion steam engines.

The No 1 Pump Station is the starting point for The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail, which offers a range of walk and cycle trails around the weir.

Mundaring Weir is located a short one hour drive from Perth via Kalamunda or Midland. 

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