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By Appointment Only Open Days Museums in Western Australia

Museums in Western Australia


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Azelia Ley Homestead Museum

Visitors to the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum can see a vast collection of furniture, clothing, photographs, paintings, toys, memorabilia, historical artefacts and much more

  • Museums:Local History

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  • Open Days:Sunday,By Appointment Only

Description

The Azelia Ley Homestead Museum is situated in Manning Park, Hamilton Hill and is open to the general public on Sunday afternoons from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. The Museum is also open to schools and other groups on weekdays by appointment.

Manning Park is accessible all year round for organized events, family day-outs and social gatherings. When the Museum is open there are always two members of the Historical Society of Cockburn in attendance.

Broomehill Historical Society

Broomehill Historical Society was officially declared in 1997 and the following year a stone building was erected on the corner of Great Southern Highway and Journal Street – which is now our Museum.

  • Museums:Local History
  • Historical Sites:Buildings

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  • Open Days:Public Holidays,By Appointment Only

Description

Broomehill Historical Society was officially declared in 1997 and the following year a stone building was erected on the corner of Great Southern Highway and Journal Street – which is now our Museum . The building was officially opened on 20 April 1898 and used as the Agricultural Hall where meetings and dances were held. A room at the rear was added later for Road Board members to meet. At one stage the building housed the Mechanics’ Institute. In 1923 the building was purchased by the Presbyterian Church, the porch was added and regular services were held until the early 1940’s. The brick work was rendered after 1946. The Broomehill Shire Council purchased the building in the late 1960’s and in 1979 it was officially opened as a museum, containing many items of historical interest for Broomehill.

The museum is open by appointment, at long weekends and special events. Volunteers contact numbers are displayed on the front door. To help us maintain our collection, we ask for an entry donation and Broomehill and Holland Track souvenirs are available for sale.

In 1893 Mr R. John Holland (b 1855 – d 1936) cut a direct cart track from Broomehill to the Goldfields which was and is still known as the Holland track.

City of Perth History Centre

The Noongar people are the traditional owners of the Perth region and the Swan Coastal Plain in particular. Perth is a modern and vibrant capital city, boasting a desirable lifestyle, great geographic

  • Museums:Local History,Military

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  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,By Appointment Only

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As the capital city of one of the world’s most significant mining regions, Perth is rapidly growing in both population and economic prosperity.

 
The strength of our economy, especially our capabilities in the resource sector, ensures that both the city and the state are competitively placed for future investment and growth.

Perth's close proximity to Asia opens great potential for investors in energy, minerals, tourism and hospitality, education and agriculture and food.

Perth is in the midst of an exciting period of expansion and new developments. The large-scale capital works projects throughout the city and surrounding areas means Perth will change dramatically over the next ten years, better reflecting the growing global importance of the city.

These developments provide great opportunities for investors and will drive further economic growth, creating more jobs and stimulating commerce in all industries.

While the state of Western Australia is fortunate to have world-class reserves of natural mineral and energy resources, the city has become home to an equally impressive resource - a highly educated, skilled and productive workforce – gathered here by the strength of our tertiary institutions, economic climate and world-class lifestyle opportunities, making Perth the state's leading destination for creative innovation and cultural diversity.

For more information on Perth’s greatest strengths as an investment destination visit the Economic Development section.

Claremont Freshwater Bay Museum (Temporarily Closed)

The collection holds more than 9000 items, including artefacts, photographs, oral history tapes and documents. Categories include business, domestic, fashion, education, convict history and clothing.

  • Museums:Local History

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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Claremont Museum's main exhibitions are housed in a preserved nineteenth century schoolhouse. The schoolroom provides a glimpse into the colonial education system, c1862. Behind the teacher's room where we present changing exhibitions, the washhouse contains the original copper, a mangle and other traditional domestic equipment. Text panels throughout the museum provide insight into the settlement of the region and traditional practices of past eras.

A scale model displays Freshwater Bay in 1862. A display of early Claremont shops includes the barber, cobbler, draper and a 1940s corner store. Special exhibitions are changed periodically and address a variety of topics in history, science and the arts. 

Dowerin District Museum

A visit to the Dowerin District Museum offers a unique view of how settlers lived in a genuine cottage with furnishings from 1915- 1930's

  • Museums:Local History

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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The stories of number 16 Cottrell Street and its inhabitants are rich accounts of life in Wheatbelt WA during the first half of the 20th century offering a unique and compelling vision of family and business life at that time. The building itself is a very authentic weatherboard and iron-roofed cottage, constructed in 1915 by Eugene O’Shaughnessy the local Saddler and Harness Maker. Complete with many of its original features the cottage was purchased for the Museum Committee by the Dowerin & Goomalling Apex Club and is now vested within the Shire of Dowerin.

Ford Farm Museum

The Ford Farm Museum in Bailup is home to an array of Ford vehicles including vintage Fords, muscle cars and racing cars.

  • Museums:Motoring

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

The Ford Farm Museum is open on the third Sunday of each month from March - September.For car club bookings of over 30 people we can arrange another date to open. 

BBQ, Tea & Coffee facilities are available on site.

Cool drinks can be purchased for a gold coin donation.

The Ford Farm Museum is located 30km east of Midland, WA.

Goomalling Schoolhouse Museum

  • (08) 9629 1185

Visit the Goomalling Schoolhouse Museum for a glimpse of local history.

  • Museums:Local History

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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There is a display of old machinery, a rare windmill, plus a school room and adjacent school master’s residence restored to reflect the 1900-1940 era.

The museum was officially opened in 1978 and is located on Throssell Street next to the swimming pool, and consists of:

  • The 1906 headmasters’ house consists of rooms decorated in the style of the era with an external laundry room. It also houses the Roads Board conference table and chairs, and framed photographs of many of the Roads Board members.
  • The re-sited Konnogorring one-teacher school, which operated between 1925 and 1973/74, has been restored and furnished to typify the local and isolated schools which were scattered throughout country districts. The school museum mural, completed in 2008 by Roy Smith, was designed and painted to give some insight into school days during the time of one teacher schools.
  • The shed features old and rare machinery and equipment from the area such as a clover harvester, rabbit eradication paraphernalia, blacksmithing equipment and one of the best windmill head collections in the Wheatbelt.
  • A transportable room was added in 2013 to house the telecommunication and various other collections.
  • A 1950’s Austin school bus and a century old wooden wagon, used for carting wheat locally, are also part of the collection housed within the museum precinct.
     

Koorda Motor And Military Museum

The Koorda Motor & Military Museum houses an array of military collections and vintage cars to browse through.

  • Museums:Military,Motoring

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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The Motor and Military Museum has an extensive private collection of motor, garage and military memorabilia from original classic and muscle cars, models and military displays from the Boer War to Afghanistan.

You can browse through the array of historic artefacts or sit down for a cuppa and enjoy being immersed in the history that surrounds you.

Koorda Museum

The Koorda Museum is well worth a visit. The Museum houses local artefacts and collection of historical papers of the district's history.

  • Museums:Local History

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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The building was a former hospital and contains special exhibits of hospital equipment. It was also used as a school hostel and then the police station for a time. Displays are  set out as the following rooms: hospital room, map and history room, parlour, kitchen crockery display, laundry display, farm workshop with old farm machinery, and police lockup no. 4.

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

  • Museums:Other,Local History

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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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 Benedictine Stables

The last remaining structure of the Benedictine Monastery of New Subiaco.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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Built in 1851 by the Benedictine Monks from Subiaco, Italy the Stables are the last remaining structure from the original Monastery. Purposed as a monastery, orphanages and now aged care facilities, this site has had many uses in it's almost 170 years. With a predicted 10 years left until falling to ruin, the Stables were restored in 2019.

The Corner Shop Museum

  • (08) 9825 1054

This is a small museum and the collection reflects the rural family and social life of the Tambellup district from the time of European settlement.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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It provides a valuable historical record of developments and changes in farm lifestyle, especially the contributions made by the rural women of the district. The Museum collection is a valuable resource for the primary school, touring public and residents seeking to preserve the lifestyles of their pioneering families.

Wharfingers House Museum

Discover more about Derby’s history, including its role in early aviation and the story of the SS Colac, which was damaged beyond repair after grounding just south of the Derby jetty in 1910.

  • Museums:Aviation,Local History
  • Historical Sites:Buildings

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

The Wharfinger’s House was constructed in 1928 on the site of what was the Derby Water Police Station. The building itself is a good example of the North West Regional or tropical style of building in the early twentieth century. The wide verandahs provide shade and ventilation to the three central rooms which now house the museum. The Wharfinger’s House and the Wool Shed are the most visible reminders of the early port activities in Derby.A display of art created at the Bungarun Leprosarium may also be seen.

The Wharfinger's House Museum opens on request, and the key is available from the Derby Visitor Centre.

Royal Steam Roller Flour Mill

The Dongara Flour Mill was built in 1894 by local merchant and grazier Francis Pearse to plans supplied by Henry Simon of Manchester, England.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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The mill was built for merchant Francis Pearse in 1894. Powered by huge steam engines, the mill ground wheat produced in the district until it closed in 1935. During World War II, much of the timber was removed for use in gun emplacements in the coastal dunes.

 

St Mary's Church

Built in 1869 to replace the original church between the Swan River & Jane Brook. The church's cemetery dates back to 1838. Graveyard tours by appointment.

  • Historical Sites:Churches

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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