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Subiaco Museum records and shares the social history of the Subiaco area.
- Museums:Local History
- Open Days/times:Tue - Fri 1PM - 4PM, Sat 10AM - 2PM
- Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
Discover Subiaco’s fascinating past with a visit to the Subiaco Museum. Housed in a beautiful heritage building, the museum’s collection includes objects dating back to early European settlement, tracing the history of Subiaco from Nyungah land, its role as a Benedictine monastery and the growth of the bustling suburb we know today. The collection also contains unique oral histories told by local residents as well as 3000 photographs documenting life in Subiaco from 1890 through to today.
There are rotating temporary exhibitions focussing on specific subjects and time periods of interest, providing another insight into life in Subiaco. For information on the exhibitions currently on display at the Subiaco Museum, visit www.subiaco.wa.gov.au/museumexhibitions
Are you looking for a historically-focussed outdoor activity instead? Download one of the museum’s eight self-guided historical walks at www.subiaco.wa.gov.au/walkingsubiaco to learn more about the past of different areas within Subiaco.
We provide an alternative program for visitors who have hearing and visual impairments. We work with the visitor (and their carers) one-on-one with items from our education collection. The visitor can touch and feel the object and we discuss what the item would have been used for in the past.
We also offer school excursions and programs tailered to the National Curriculum, as well as school holiday activities and public programs (seminars and talks), so be sure to check out our website and conact us!
The museum offers many exhibitions including an operating theatre, aboriginal medicine, early pharmaceuticals, dental workshop and surgery and many more.
- Museums:Aboriginal,Local History,Science
- Open Days/times:Wed 10.30AM - 4PM, Sun 2PM - 4PM
- Open Days:Wednesday,Sunday
The museum occupies the heritage-listed Harvey House, which became Perth's first maternity hospital in 1916. Admission is only 4$ for adults and 1$ for children.
Some of the other exhibitions include: iron lung and polio display, early hospital artefacts and equipment, hands-on electronic equipment, King Edward Memorial Hospital's original X-ray department, pathology and physiotherapy, the Royal Flying Doctor, nursing during Wartime, general practitioner's surgery, ophthalmology display, early pharmaceuticals, test for colour blindness and Chloe, their oldest exhibit.
Come in for a visit!