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Cola Café And Museum

The 50’s style café, open seven days a week, is finely decked out in red, white and black.

  • Open Days/times:Monday-Sunday 8am-4pm
  • Museums:Other


  • Facilities:Cafe,Free,Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday


Cola Cafe Memorabilia
The historic town of Toodyay, situated 90 kms from Perth in the Avon River Valley, has a unique café for those with a hankering for nostalgia.

The Cola Café and Museum is a 1950’s style Café serving retro tucker, foot-tapping music and features a unique collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia collected over a 45 year period.

The extensive menu covers breakfast, brunch and lunch, with quality coffee, beautiful cakes and good old fashioned friendly service.

Experience breakfast on the terrace! Sit and watch the world go by, or keep warm in winter by our cosy gas fires and enjoy our fantastic Omelettes, Eggs Benedict or the famous Combo.

We serve only Silvana Coffee and proudly make:

Caffe Latte
Flat White
Short and Long Black
Opening Times

Open every day of the year with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing days, from 8 am to close Monday to Sunday. On a hot day keep cool under our Mist Fans. We give friendly country service and have excellent disabled facilities.

Our Coca-Cola Memorabilia Collection was started over 45 years ago in Zimbabwe and has now expanded to over 6,000 items.

Wherever you sit you’re surrounded by Brian Dawes’ Coke obsession; everything from the conservative to the quaint to the quirky. Many items have a story - like the Coca- Cola sign that once advertised a Louis Armstrong Concert or the red plastic chairs for the café’s al fresco diners, snapped up from the Sydney 2000 Olympics. There’s a model-T open delivery truck; coca-cola transistors; a miniature vending machine; clocks; bottle and can collections; and a lot more besides.

The Cola Cafe Collection

Started over forty-five years ago in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with miniature glass bottles of Cola-Cola in a yellow crate.

Frequent trips to South Africa and three years’ study in England saw the collection gradually grow.

In 1978 the collection rapidly expanded, with trading partners in all states.

Trips to Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam and Bali have all added to the collection.

Fire and Emergency Education and Heritage Centre

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) Education and Heritage Centre is located in the original Perth Central Fire Station.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:10AM - 3PM


  • Facilities:Free,Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday


Now refurbished, the old station characterises both past and present emergency services’ through displays dedicated to the history of Western Australian (WA) fire services and a natural hazards and disasters education gallery.

Harvey Dickson's Country Music Centre

Country music fans will be in heaven here! See memorabilia of days gone by and browse in the large record room, devoted to Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History,Other



Naturally Elvis features largely in the memorabilia collection.

See giant tree sculptures, sand sculptures and take in the country atmosphere.
Visit "Harvey's Shed" and see an amazing visual history of rural Australia.

Monsignor Hawes Priest House Museum

  • Open Days/times:Jul 7 -Sep 30 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museums:Local History,Other


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


During Fr Hawes tenure in Mullewa and once he had completed his Church of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, he set about planning for his own accommodation. In 1927 he commenced plans with the encouragement of his parishioners and Archbishop Clune of Perth , who wished for him to have improved living conditions.

By late 1930 the building was completed ready for use as a presbytery.

The building is a low cottage style with red Cordoba tiles, built from the same quarried stone as the church.

When entering through the large green door to the east of the building one can read the inscription in latin ‘Janus Patet Cor Magis’ which means ‘The door opens wide but my heart more so’.  As one walks through the building it has a warm cosy feel with a typically English style.

The main living room has an ingle nook fireplace and a lar and  the cement floors are covered with linoleum throughout.

The house is furnished with heavy dark timber typical of the time which was designed by Hawes and made by a Perth craftsman.

In 1986, during Hawes’s time as a student at the Arts and Crafts School, he won a prize for his plaster model of Donatello’s ‘Laughing Boy’.  This can be seen on the a shelf in the living area.  Also in the living area, situated on the large sideboard, is the silver cup which was presented to Hawes after he won a Yalgoo horse race on his horse ’Babs’.

During the 1970’s the priest house was no longer required as a presbytery and the Parish Council decided to set up the building as a Museum to Monsignor Hawes and his works.

The traveller will find many photographs, art works, books, vestments and items used by Hawes during his time in Mullewa.

Museum of Performing Arts

The Museum of Performing Arts houses more than 40,000 catalogued items of theatre memorabilia collected by the theatre's historian. Items such as glamorous costumes, photographs, press clippings, scripts, scores and other historic pieces are publicly exhibited at the Museum, DownStairs at the Maj, with a new exhibition to view every six to eight weeks. The oldest item in the Museum collection dates back to 1854 - a beautiful silk programme from a Perth performance of amateur theatricals.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 10AM - 4PM


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



Throughout its colourful and exciting history, His Majesty's Theatre has hosted a myriad of performance genres - from ballet to contemporary dance, opera to musical theatre, vaudeville to stand-up comedy, Shakespearean drama to pantomime and more.

Performers who have graced the stage at 'The Maj' include: Dame Nellie Melba, Anna Pavlova, Gladys Moncrieff, Dame Margot Fonteyn and Sir Robert Helpmann, as well as Academy Award winners Katharine Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, Sir John Gielgud, Claudette Colbert, Rex Harrison and Geoffrey Rush.

These performers, and thousands more who have performed at His Majesty's Theatre since 1904, have all contributed to the cultural and social livelihood of Western Australia. In a fitting celebration of this, in February 2001, His Majesty's Theatre opened the Museum of Performing Arts.

The Museum of Performing Arts is curated by Theatre Historian Ivan King and Friends of His Majesty's Theatre are only too happy to assist with enquiries.

Read the biography of Theatre Historian Ivan King.

The Museum of Performing Arts houses more than 40,000 catalogued items of theatre memorabilia collected by the theatre's historian. Items such as glamorous costumes, photographs, press clippings, scripts, scores and other historic pieces are publicly exhibited at the Museum, DownStairs at the Maj, with a new exhibition to view every six to eight weeks. The oldest item in the Museum collection dates back to 1854 - a beautiful silk programme from a Perth performance of amateur theatricals.

Find out about our various theatre tours including: Grand Historical, Behind the Scenes, School Education and Technical.

To access the extensive collection of archival production photographs, visit the Museum of Performing Arts website at www.mopa.com.au 

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.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 12PM - 4PM


  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday


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. 

Old Court House Law Museum

The Old Court House Law Museum is unique to Australia and one of a very small number of law museums worldwide. It is housed in the City of Perth's oldest building, constructed in 1836.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:Tue - Fri 10AM - 4PM


  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Facilities:Free


The museum's objective is to promote understanding of the law, legal issues and the legal profession in Western Australia’s community and to preserve the history of the law and the legal profession in this state. The museum is a community service managed by the Law Society of Western Australia and is sponsored by the Public Purposes Trust and the Department of the Attorney General.

Early Days
The Old Court House is Perth’s oldest remaining public building and was the most prominent building in the early days of the Swan River Colony. For the first six years of the Colony, court was held in the Anglican Church of St James: a small building with rush walls and thatched roof.

In 1836 Governor Stirling called for tenders for the construction of a new court and accepted the lowest bid of £698. The building was designed by the Colony’s Civil Engineer, Henry William Reveley. When it opened in 1837 it also served as a church for all denominations and a schoolroom.

Concert Hall
The Old Court House was important in the early musical life of the colonists and was the scene of the first public concert. In 1846, Dom Salvado, a Spanish Benedictine Monk, gave a piano recital in the courtroom to raise funds to develop a mission. Salvado walked more than 100 kilometres to Perth from near New Norcia and gave a Bellini recital to a packed audience in the ragged clothes he arrived in.

Trial of John Gaven
The trial of John Gaven, the first European executed in the Colony, took place in the Old Court House in 1844. Gaven, a petty thief, was 15 years old when he was transported from Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight and apprenticed to the Pollard family in the South West. Within a few months of his arrival, he was accused of the murder of 18 year old George Pollard. He was found guilty in the Old Court House and was hanged three days later outside the Roundhouse in Fremantle on Easter Saturday.

In February 1849 a meeting of State importance was held in the Old Court House. In response to a labour shortage, farmers and merchants called a meeting at which a motion was passed in favour of a full penal colony. The following year convicts began to arrive.

Representative Government
The Old Court House was the venue for a public meeting to demand Representative Government. The demands were unsuccessful until 1870.

Arbitration Court
From 1905 to 1964 the State Industrial Arbitration Court proceedings were held in the Old Court House.

Law Society of Western Australia
From 1965 -1987 the Old Court House served as the office of the Law Society of Western Australia.

In 1987 the building was refurbished and opened to the public as the Francis Burt Law Education Centre and Museum - one of the few law museums worldwide.

In 1992 the Court House was listed by the National Trust as a Heritage Site.  

Today the Old Court House Law Museum houses exhibition galleries and court room.  It is  home to the Francis Burt Law Education Programme.



Ongerup & Needilup District Museum

The Ongerup Museum Started in 1978 in the Old Railway Barracks Building, then aquired a historic farmhouse on site which now houses a Native food & Medicine, and Local wildlife display.

  • Historical Sites:Farmhouses
  • Museums:Other


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


There is also an agricultural machinery shed with the local stories of the development of the local farming area, which is being upgraded this year.


2 x Toilets (suit disabled)
Other Shire facitilies nearby
Cafe', Motel, Caravan Park in town


Local & Natural history
Local Native foods & medicine display

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey

Leave the outside world behind as you immerse yourself in the incredible underwater world of sharks with our new exhibition at the WA Maritime Museum: Planet Shark: Predator or Prey.

  • Open Days/times:Saturday 6 July – Sunday 10 November. Open daily 9.30am – 5pm
  • Represented Artists:Planet Shark: Predator or Prey exhibition
  • Museums:Maritime,Natural History,Other,Science


  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes


Leave the outside world behind as you immerse yourself in the incredible underwater world of sharks!

Our latest exhibition at the WA Maritime Museum will take you on a journey through millions of years of evolution, leaving you with a whole new level of respect for the ocean’s oldest and most effective predator.

Produced on a size and scale never seen in Australia before, Planet Shark includes awe-inspiring models of real sharks, an extraordinary collection of shark teeth and jaws, and extremely old and rare fossils—some up to 370 million years old.

This exhibition also includes a walk through gallery where you will be mesmerised by stunning HD projections of underwater shark footage.

Whether sharks fill you with fear or fascination, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey will have you captivated from start to finish. Don’t miss out on this unique experience for young and old alike!

WA Maritime Museum

Exhibitions runs: Saturday 6 July – Sunday 10 November

Open daily 9.30am – 5pm

Various ticket prices; group discounts available - and kids under 5 free!

Purchase your tickets now from museum.wa.gov.au/planet-shark

Royal Perth Hospital Museum

Royal Perth We have hosted many significant medical breakthroughs, and have an enviable global reputation that includes Nobel Prize-winning discoveries . Western Australia’s longest-serving hospital.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:Wed & Thu 9AM - 2PM


  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday


Established in 1829 Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is Western Australia’s longest-serving hospital and renowned for contributing to innovation and excellence in medical research and patient care. We have one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Australia and the second biggest trauma workload in the country.
As a premier teaching hospital, RPH has a number of joint appointments with the universities and built a global reputation in research and innovation. We have hosted many significant medical breakthroughs, and have an enviable global reputation that includes Nobel Prize-winning discoveries.
Our dedicated team of health care professionals and patient support staff provide exceptional care and are committed to provide safe, high-quality and efficient services to our patients. Together with our 500 volunteers, we provide Western Australians with a supportive and compassionate service.
RPH is a 450-bed hospital, continuing to provide an extensive range of services including:
adult major trauma
complex and elective surgery
highly specialised surgical services
tertiary mental health
specialist medical services
a range of same-day clinical support services.
Royal Perth Hospital respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners, the Wadjuk people. It is a privilege to be working on Wadjuk country. We also acknowledge the contributions and collaboration of Aboriginal Australians and non-Aboriginal Australians towards the health and wellbeing of all people in this country, we all live and share together – Australia.
RPH is part of the East Metropolitan Health Service, one of the fastest growing health services in Western Australia.

Sisters of Mercy Perth

Catherine McAuley, along with two companions, Anna Maria Doyle and Elizabeth Harley, professed their vows and became the first Sisters of Mercy.

  • Museums:Other
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


  • Open Days:By Appointment Only


Catherine recognised the needs of those who were marginalised and oppressed by unjust social attitudes and practices of the day. She responded by establishing a House of Mercy in Dublin which provided educational, religious and social services for women and children who were at risk of homelessness through exploitation and entrenched poverty.

Coolock House

Catherine McAuley was born in Dublin on September 29, 1778 and had two siblings, James William and Mary.  Her father James died in 1783, and her mother Elinor, in 1798. In 1803 she became the household manager and companion of an elderly, childless, and wealthy Quaker couple, William and Catherine Callaghan who lived at Coolock House. She did not dream that when William Callaghan died in 1822, Catherine Callaghan having died in 1819, she would become the sole residuary legatee of their estate and much of their savings.

In 1824, her inheritance now settled, Catherine implemented a longstanding desire: she built a large house on Baggot Street, Dublin as a school for poor girls and a shelter for homeless servant girls and women.

The House of Mercy

On September 24, 1827, the House of Mercy was opened on Baggot Street in Dublin. Anna Maria Doyle and Catherine Byrne, Catherine McAuley’s first co-workers, moved into the House, while Catherine herself divided her time between Coolock House, her brother-in-law’s home, and Baggot Street.

House of Mercy, Baggot Street, Dublin

As the number of lay co-workers at Baggot Street increased, so did severe lay and clerical criticism of the House: Why did these women look like a religious order, yet not abide by the normal regulations of religious orders? Who was this “upstart” Miss McAuley? Why was the “unlearned sex” doing the work of the clergy?

By 1830, it became necessary for Catherine’s work to be formalised as a religious order. To this end, Catherine, Anna Maria Doyle, and Elizabeth Harley entered the Presentation Convent in Dublin to begin their formal preparation to become religious sisters.

On 12 December, 1831, Catherine McAuley, with two companions, made religious profession in the Presentation Convent of Georges Hill, Dublin where they had spent the previous year of the novitiate. On that day Archbishop Daniel Murray formally blessed the first Convent of Mercy at the House of Mercy in Baggot Street and Catherine was installed as mother superior of the Sisters of Mercy. A month later the Archbishop received seven of Catherine’s helpers as the first Mercy novices. These young women had worked with her from the beginning.

Catherine’s concept of a Religious Institute included an availability for ministry not typical of religious orders at that time. Feeling themselves called to serve Christ as the needs of His poor demanded and encouraged by the Archbishop, Catherine and her companions took as their special works the instruction of poor girls, visitation of the sick and the protection of distressed women of good character. They became known as the ‘walking nuns’. These sisters, who were without the usual strict enclosure and whose convents quickly became part of many dioceses, inspired local girls to see and meet local needs, and the new Institute began to spread rapidly.

Founding Mothers

The rapid expansion of the Sisters of Mercy in the first decade of the new Institute flowed from Catherine McAuley’s ever generous response to human need.

As well as in Dublin, Catherine founded seven additional autonomous Convents of Mercy around Ireland and two in England as well as two branch houses of the Dublin community. She travelled with the founding sisters by stage coach, canal boat, steam packet and railway, humorously enduring the fatigue and inconvenience such travel entailed She would remain with each Community for at least a month, anxious to “begin well,” so the poor could be immediately served. She said, “God knows I would rather be cold and hungry than that the poor in Kingstown or elsewhere should be deprived of any consolation in our power to afford.”

Back in Dublin there were many trials – her niece Catherine died of consumption in August 1837; there was a two-year controversy over appointment of a chaplain to serve the House of Mercy; a lawsuit was unfairly settled against her for the cost of building a poor school in Kingstown and her nephews Robert and James died in 1840 and 1841 respectively. In the midst of these sufferings and others, which she chose to embrace as the “Cross of Christ,” she wrote hundreds of affectionate, even humorous, letters to the sisters in the new foundations and submitted to officials in Rome her proposed Rule and Constitutions of the Sisters of Mercy. By May 1841 Catherine, now almost sixty-three, was worn out by her many labours for “Christ’s dear poor” and “tormented” by a persistent cough.

Her Final Months

Catherine’s Grave

Catherine’s energies in the summer of 1841 were occupied with retreat instructions for postulants and novices, preparations for reception and profession ceremonies and plans for the departure of the sisters to a new foundation in Birmingham, England on August 20. In Birmingham, she was tired and confined to one room and her cough worsened.

Back at Baggot Street by September 21 she saw a physician who declared her right lung “diseased.” Making light of his verdict, she nonetheless delegated some of her responsibilities to her assistant, though she herself continued to write loving letters to many sisters, scarcely mentioning her illness. At the end of October she became bed-ridden, and was anointed on November 8. As she lay dying on November 11, fully aware of the fatigue and sorrow of those around her bed, she made one last request: she asked a sister to tell the community to “get a good cup of tea when I am gone and to comfort one another”.  She died that evening at ten minutes to eight and was buried the following Monday in the newly created cemetery at Baggot Street.

At the time of her death there were 100 Sisters of Mercy in ten foundations.  Shortly thereafter, small groups of Sisters left Ireland to establish new foundations on the east and west coasts of the United States, in Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina.

Total worldwide vowed membership is about 7,000. The Mercy International Centre in Dublin, Ireland, is the international “home” of the Sisters of Mercy worldwide.

In 1978, the cause for the beatification of the Servant of God Catherine McAuley was opened by Pope Paul VI. Catherine McAuley was declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II, on April 9th, 1990.


St John Ambulance Museum

Today’s contemporary organisation is founded on a long and proud heritage which can be traced back to the days of the first Crusades when the Knights of St John, also known as Hospitallers

  • Open Days/times:By Appointment Only
  • Museums:Local History,Military,Other


  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:By Appointment Only


Located at the St John Ambulance Western Australia head office in Belmont, the museum uses videos and exhibits to graphically illustrate the history of the original Order from the time of the crusades through to the present day.

Specific to WA, the museum provides examples of the organisation's insignia, first aid trophies, first aid equipment and uniforms. It also provides an overview of the work conducted at the Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem.

The museum is operated on a voluntary basis and admission is free. Please call (08) 9334 1434 to arrange your visit.

The Nostalgia Box

The Nostalgia offers a fun, unique experience for visitors to learn about the history of video games. Uncover some old friends, fun facts and unexpected creations as you explore the Museum.

  • Museums:Other
  • Open Days/times:11AM - 4PM, Sat 11AM - 5PM


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


The Nostalgia Box: Australia’s first and only interactive Video Game Console Museum, located in Perth. Discover how a simple bouncing-block video game created the billion-dollar gaming industry we know today. The Museum is home to an impressive collection of over 100 consoles dating from console gaming’s beginnings in the 1970s to the high-tech wonders of today. Uncover some old friends, fun facts and unexpected creations as you explore the journey of the mighty video game console.  Then replay all the classic games like Pong, Space Invaders, Super Mario, Sonic, Crash Bandicoot and many more in the gaming area. The perfect way to experience game history! Come relive your childhood again and share these magical moments with the new generation. 

The Scout Heritage Centre of WA

The Heritage Centre is more than a museum: it is filled with great activities for youth members to entertain and inform.

  • Museums:Local History,Other


  • Open Days:Tuesday


Be Prepared... for new adventure!
Scouting is a worldwide movement that has shaped the development of youth and adults for more than 100 years. Scouts are in every part of our community, and is the biggest and most successful youth organisation in Australia. 
Why Scouts?
Scouting is fun!
Scouting is definitely fun, and it also prepares young people for life in the adult world by teaching responsibility for their own actions and progress. These achievements lay a solid foundation for the success of our future Australian leaders. But don’t tell the kids they’re learning… they think they’re just having fun!
No matter the age of the participant, Scouts provides fun and exciting programs that promote active learning. Whether the young boys and girls are canoeing, camping, visiting museums or helping their local community, the activity is sure to teach them about themselves and the world around them.
Scouting is Adventurous!
Each year, all sections of Scouts learn to share responsibilities and to live with each other through adventures set in the outdoors. Camping, abseiling, caving, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing and diving are just a few of the exciting experiences that a Scout may have achieved in his or her time as a youth member.
Scouting is Challenging!
Scouts challenge their minds as well as their bodies. Not everyone looks for the outdoor buzz all the time, so Scouts have challenging activities linked with the internet and amateur radio, performance arts such as singing, dancing, and acting and awards linked to citizenship, community service and personal spiritual development.
Scouting is Commitment!
Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on the community by teaching positive values and leadership skills to youth. Every year, Scouts and their leaders contribute thousands of volunteer hours to their local communities. Sharing time with the aged in the local community, helping with Clean Up Australia Day, Harmony Day and planting trees to help with the Murray-Darling River Rescue are just a few examples of the commitment Scouts make to their communities.
Scouting is Inclusive!
We encourage the integration of children with special needs – physical and mental disabilities or medical conditions - into regular Scout Groups. We also have many Scout Groups that have formed within existing religious or cultural communities in. Scouting really is for everyone!
Scouting is Global!
There are over 28 million Scouts in 155 countries – and joining Scouts connects you to them all. International opportunities include joining the Jamboree of the Air (JOTA), the Jamboree of the Internet (JOTI), making a Pen-Pal, attending a World Jamboree or a World Scout Association event.

WACA Museum

Cricket and sporting memorabilia from the 1800's to the present day at WA's cricket ground.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 10AM - 3PM


  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Facilities:Free


Open weekdays except for match days. Tours of the ground are also available.

Walkaway Station Museum

The Walkaway Station Museum is an impressive museum which will be of great interest to any rail enthusiast or historian.

  • Open Days/times:Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 1.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Museums:Local History,Other


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


Wander through the beautiful old railway station building to visualise how the station would have operated in the late 1800s. See where the station master lived and worked and learn about the history of this small community.

There are documents and memorabilia relating to the history of the Midland Railway Company. The museum also has records of local burials, family histories and photographs and other social history from the Walkaway area and surroundings. In the grounds there is an old locomotive called B6, the only one of its type left in the world. It is planned to put B6 in the Goods Shed (when refurbished) and other rolling stock will also be brought in for display.

York Courthouse Complex

Explore the intriguing story of country policing from the days of the first convicts.

  • Open Days/times:Thursday to Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Museums:Local History,Other


  • Open Days:Monday,Thursday,Saturday,Sunday


From the lofty grandeur of the court room to the stark confines of the prison cells, the York Courthouse Complex tells the intriguing story of country policing from the days of the first convicts to the late twentieth century.

York was Western Australia’s first inland town (founded 1831) and in 1852 the first part of the courthouse complex, the cell block and police station, was built. As the town prospered and expanded, so did the complex. A courtroom was added in 1859, the police station was expanded, and a troopers’ cottage, stables and yard were built to the rear. With the influx of money from the goldfields, part of the complex was demolished and a new two-storey courthouse was built in 1895.

The cells continued to be used until 1981 when a new police station was built in the town. The court room was still in use after the National Trust acquired the property in 1983.

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