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Museums in Perth Southern Suburbs


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Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia

The Royal Australian Air Force Association Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia is widely recognised as one of the best of its kind in Australia and indeed, the world.

  • Museums:Aviation

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

Description

Tracing its origins back to 1959, the Museum draws its purpose from its parent body, the RAAF Association 'to foster aviation in every possible way to preserve our nation’s proud aviation heritage’.

Concentrating on Australian and West Australian aviation history the Museum houses more than 30 aircraft, pride of place goes to the Avro Lancaster, one of only 17 left in the world today. Other aircraft in the Museum’s collection include a late model Spitfire, two Tiger Moths and a replica Bristol Tourer, the first aircraft to fly commercial flights in Australia.

In addition the Aviation Heritage Museum has built up an extensive collection of documentary, photographic and other research resources over the 25 years it has existed. They are used by Museum staff in preparing displays and publications and are available by appointment to those researching aviation histories.

The Aviation Heritage Museum is located in Bull Creek, a 20 minute drive south of Perth.

Wilkinson Homestead Museum

Located on the beautiful banks of the Canning River, the Museum collection is housed in the State Heritage listed Wilkinson Homestead. The collection features textiles, agricultural machinery, domestic equipment, furniture, historic photographs and paintings significant to local history.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History

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  • Open Days:Tuesday,Sunday

Description

The collection features textiles, agricultural machinery, domestic equipment, furniture, historic photographs and paintings significant to local history. In mid 2006 the Museum received a donation of a beautifully restored vintage Essex motor car. This 1927 vehicle, formerly owned by local man Cyril Newton, was driven throughout Gosnells in the 1930s and attracted much attention, as cars, particularly of this type, were a relatively rare sight. This donation to the City by the Amaroo Village Board is a truly significant and greatly appreciated gift. It is currently on display in the main shed at the City's Museum.
 
The Museum is an attractive site for group visits and is available outside normal opening hours by request, for weddings or other group gatherings.  The Museum can accommodate people with special needs. Chairs and tables can be provided. Please contact the Museum Curator on 9397 3144 to discuss requirements.
 
The Museum appreciates donations of objects, photographs and archival material relevant to the City of Gosnells. The Museum’s collection policy is available below or you may wish to contact the Curator on 9397 3144 to discuss your opportunity to add to the collection. Donations of objects or funds may be tax deductible and acquisition forms are available on the History and heritage donations page.
 
Community support is essential to the operation of the Museum. Volunteers work with the collection, present education programs, provide tours, undertake research, and assist with other activities. To find out what positions are currently available check out the Heritage volunteering  page.
 
To find out what the City is doing to record and preserve its history and heritage, visit the community involvement page. You may also be interested in visiting one of the City’s interesting historic places to learn more about local history and heritage.

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