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Sunday Open Days Museums in Northern Suburbs

Museums in Perth Northern Suburbs


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Bassendean Railway Museum

The Railway Museum at Bassendean, Perth Western Australia is Western Australia's premier museum devoted to railway history.

  • Museums:Local History
  • Historical Sites:Trains

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Sunday

Description

The collection is highly significant as it is the only such one in Western Australia that aims to tell the story of all railways across the state. Other collections focus on one aspect or a region.

The majority of the collection is from the Western Australian Government Railways. There are also items representative of the extensive timber lines and gold mines that operated in the state as well as the private lines such as the Midland Railway Company.

The collection spans the whole spectrum of railway history. From Katie which was placed in service in 1881 when the Fremantle to Guildford Railway was built through to more modern diesel locomotives. Therefore whether you are interested is the heavy freight V class steam locomotives or the tiny 20 inch gauge mine locomotive 'Freudie' there is something to interest you at the museum. Four different railway gauges are exhibited.
Special events and visiting stalls are a feature of the annual "Railfest" day, usually in October - see the museum calendar.

Various passenger carriages and freight wagons that formed an integral part of the railway scene can also be appreciated. A number of these date back to the 19th century. The 1947 "Australind" buffet car is loved by children when hired for their own private birthday party.

The exhibition building houses an extensive collection of railway artefacts and photographs telling the story of railways in Western Australia. 

Ticket Information:

Adults $9 | Concession $7 | Children (4 - 14 years) $4 | Children under 4 Free

Cockman House (Temporarily Closed)

Discover this heritage gem and the people that live here, in the oldest remaining house in the Wanneroo area.

  • Museums:Local History

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday

Description

Cockman House provides a unique opportunity for teachers and students to encounter what life was like in the past and learn about the families that lived here over a 130 year period.

Completed in 1860, this family home of three generations is a rare historic place of continuous residence by descendants of the original building. It presents a pioneer story that began with James and Mary Ann Cockman at the beginning of the Swan River Colony and progresses alongside the development of the Wanneroo district.

OPEN: Every Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm Closed all of February
Entry by donation

School Groups welcome Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.
Bookings required. For more information:
Phone: (08) 9405 5906
Email: [email protected]

Halliday House - Bayswater Historical Society

The Bayswater Historical Society has transformed Halliday House into a Heritage Centre and Museum.

  • Museums:Local History

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday

Description

This 1890s home now contains past photos of the people and places of Bayswater, and memorabilia from the early part of the century.

Halliday House is open to the public on the fouth Sunday of every month between the hours of 1.00pm and 4.00pm.  Group bookings are welcome by appointment.  For more information, please contact us on 9271 3741.

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