List of museums in Western Australia

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This list of museums in Western Australia contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries.

Friends of Donnelly Village Museum || Donnelly River Village || SW Western Australia || Heritage listed Timber Mill Village || Mid 20th century industrial site and adjoining workers village. Museum in Old School || [1]
Name Location Region Type Summary
Albany Convict Gaol Museum Albany Great Southern Prison website, operated by the Albany Historical Society
Albany Co-operative Store Albany Great Southern Local history website, operated by the Albany Historical Society,
The Brig Amity Albany Great Southern Maritime Operated by the Albany Historical Society, replica early 19th century two-masted brig museum ship
Argyle Downs Homestead Museum Kununurra Kimberley Historic house website, also known as the Duracks Museum, 1880s pioneer homestead
Army Museum of Western Australia Fremantle Greater Perth Military Collections housed in an historic artillery barracks
Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth Greater Perth Art Part of the Perth Cultural Centre
ArtGeo Busselton South West Art website, municipal art gallery
Augusta Historical Museum Augusta South West Local history information
Australia Inland Mission Hospital Museum Lake Grace Wheatbelt Medical information, former hospital of the Australian Inland Mission
Australian Sailing Museum Mandurah Peel Maritime Includes yacht models, history of Australian sailing, sailors from the 19th century, maritime art
Aviation Heritage Museum (Western Australia) Perth Greater Perth Aviation Created and maintained by the RAAF Association of Western Australia, military and civilian aircraft, aircraft replicas and aircraft engines
Avondale Discovery Farm Beverley Wheatbelt Farm Research farm with historical buildings and a farming equipment museum, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Azelia Ley Homestead Museum Hamilton Hill Greater Perth Local history website
Bailup Ford Farm Bailup Greater Perth Automotive information, open by appointment
Bellview Shell Collection Witchcliffe South West Natural history information, shells and coral
Belmont Museum Belmont Greater Perth Local history website
Berkshire Valley Folk Museum Moora Wheatbelt Open air information
Berndt Museum of Anthropology Crawley Greater Perth Anthropology Aboriginal art and culture, artefacts from Melanesia, Asia and Southeast Asia, part of the University of Western Australia
Beverley Aeronautical Museum Beverley Wheatbelt Aerospace information, tribute to the aviators of Western Australia
Boyup Brook Pioneers Museum Boyup Brook South West Local history information
Broome Museum Broome Kimberley Local history website, operated by the Broome Historical Society
Bridgedale Bridgetown South West Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Bridgetown Old Gaol Bridgetown South West Prison website, operated by the Bridgetown Historical Society
Bruce Rock Museum Bruce Rock Wheatbelt Local history information
Busselton Jetty Interpretive Centre Busselton South West Maritime History of the jetty
Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre Bunbury South West Local history website, operated by the City of Bunbury
Bus Preservation Society of Western Australia Whiteman Park Greater Perth west Australia's bus history http://www.bpswa.org
Busselton Museum Busselton South West Local history website
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Cape Leeuwin South West Maritime Lighthouse tours offered daily
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Cape Naturaliste South West Maritime Lighthouse tours and area maritime history
Carnamah Museum Carnamah Mid West Local history Operated by the Carnamah Historical Society
Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum Carnarvon Gascoyne Science History of the OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon used for communications for NASA's Apollo Moon project
Central Greenough Historic Settlement Greenough Mid West Open air Operated by the National Trust of Australia, mid 19th century agriculture town
Chapman Valley Museum Nanson Mid West Local history website, operated by the Chapman Valley Historical Society
Chiverton House Museum Northampton Mid West Local history information, operated by the Northampton Historical Society, includes mining, agriculture, machinery and social history
City of Gosnells Museum - Wilkinson Homestead Gosnells Greater Perth Local history website, early 20th century homestead with farm buildings including machinery shed, dunny and washhouse, agriculture machines
Claremont Museum Claremont Greater Perth Local history website
Coalfields Museum Collie South West Local history website
Cola Café and Museum Toodyay Wheatbelt Beverage website, 1950s style cafe with collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia
Connor's Mill Toodyay Wheatbelt Mill Historic flour mill
Corrigin Pioneer Museum Corrigin Wheatbelt Local history information
Cullity Gallery Nedlands Greater Perth Art website, part of the University of Western Australia
Cunderdin Municipal Museum Cunderdin Wheatbelt Local history information
Dardanup Heritage Park Dardanup South West Technology website, working agricultural and industrial machinery including a steam sawmill, engines, tractors, bulldozers, horse-drawn equipment, military memorabilia and more
Dead Finish Museum Beverley Wheatbelt Local history information, operated by the Beverley Historical Society
Denmark Historical Museum Denmark Great Southern Local history information
Department of Fire and Emergency Services Education and Heritage Centre Perth Greater Perth Firefighting History of Western Australian fire services
Dinosaur World Denmark Great Southern Natural history website, dinosaur skeletons, live birds and reptiles
Don Rhodes Mining and Transport Museum Port Hedland Pilbara Mining and railway Public park with an open-air display of retired mining machinery and railway rolling stock
Dowerin District Museum Dowerin Wheatbelt Local history information
Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum Crawley Greater Perth Natural history website, minerals, rocks, fossils and meteorite, part of the University of Western Australia
Ellensbrook Margaret River South West Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Esperance Museum Esperance Goldfields-Esperance Local history information website
Fremantle Arts Centre Fremantle Greater Perth Art website
Fremantle Prison Fremantle Greater Perth Prison Mid 19th century prison including gatehouse, perimeter walls, cottages, tunnels and prisoner art
Goldfields War Museum Kalgoorlie-Boulder Goldfields-Esperance Military information
Goomalling Museum Goomalling Wheatbelt Local history website
Grain Discovery Centre Narembeen Wheatbelt Agriculture website, area wheat and grain industry
Gravity Discovery Centre Gingin Wheatbelt Science Hands-on science education centre operated by the University of Western Australia, focus on physics and astronomy
Gwalia Historical Museum Gwalia Goldfields-Esperance Local history website
Greenbushes Eco Cultural Discovery Centre Greenbushes South West Multiple website, area’s natural history, environment, industry and heritage
Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre Carnarvon Gascoyne Art website, Aboriginal culture and art
Halliday House Bayswater Greater Perth Local history website, operated by the Bayswater Historical Society
Heathcote Museum and Gallery Applecross Greater Perth Local history website, history of the former mental health hospital, local history and culture, art
History House Museum Armadale Greater Perth Local history website
House of Buick Bedfordale Greater Perth Automotive information, open by appointment
Hugh Manning Tractor & Machinery Museum Serpentine Greater Perth Agriculture information
Hyden Pioneer Town Hyden Wheatbelt Local history information
Irwin District Museum Dongara Mid West Local history website, operated by the Irwin District Historical Society
Jarrahdale Old Post Office Museum Jarrahdale Darling Range Local history website
John Curtin Gallery Bentley Greater Perth Art website, part of Curtin University
Kalamunda History Village Kalamunda Darling Range Open air website, operated by the Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society, features over a dozen restored heritage buildings
Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club Museum Kalgoorlie-Boulder Goldfields-Esperance Sports website, horse racing memorabilia
King Cottage Museum Bunbury South West Local history information, operated by the Bunbury Historical Society
Koorda and Districts Museum Koorda Wheatbelt Medical information, former hospital
Kununurra Museum Kununurra Kimberley Local history website, operated by the Kununurra Historical Society
Lace Place Hyden Wheatbelt Textile information, hand-made and machined lace, antique gowns
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Crawley Greater Perth Art website, part of the University of Western Australia
Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage Bluff Point Mid West Local history information, operated by the Geraldton-Greenough Historical Society
Mandurah Community Museum Mandurah Peel Local history website
Mangowine Homestead Nungarin Wheatbelt Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Manjimup Timber Park Manjimup South West Forestry website, state's timber industry
Melville Discovery Centre Booragoon Greater Perth Local history website, social history and culture
Merredin Military Museum Merredin Wheatbelt Military information
Merredin Railway Museum Merredin Wheatbelt Railway information, information, operated by the Meredin Historical Society
Miller Bakehouse Museum Melville Greater Perth Industry website, operated by the Melville Historical Society, 19th century wood-fired bakehouse
Motor Museum of Western Australia Whiteman Park Greater Perth Automotive website, cars, motorcycles, memorabilia
Mount Flora Regional Museum Watermans Bay Greater Perth Local history website
Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre Derby Kimberley Art website, Mowanjum Community art and culture
Mundaring District Museum Mundaring Darling Range Local history Operated by the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society
Museum of Performing Arts Perth Greater Perth Performing arts Located in His Majesty's Theatre, memorabilia including costumes, photographs, press clippings, scripts, scores and other historic pieces
Museum of Natural History, Academy of Taxidermy Guildford Greater Perth Natural history website, stuffed animal mounts
Museum of Perth Perth Greater Perth Social, cultural, political and architectural website, operated by Perth History Association Inc
Narembeen Museums Narembeen Wheatbelt Local history information, includes the St Paul’s Museum, History Museum and History and Machinery Museum
New Norcia Museum New Norcia Wheatbelt Religious website, history of the Aboriginal mission and an art gallery
No 1 Pump Station Mundaring Darling Range Technology website, operated by the National Trust of Australia, steam pump station for water for the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme
Northampton Motors & Machinery Shed Northampton Mid West Technology information, motors, trucks and tractors
Northcliffe Pioneer Museum Northcliffe South West Local history website, local industry, domestic life and work on the dairy farms, aboriginal tools, fossils, rocks, minerals, machinery
The Nostalgia Box Perth Greater Perth Technology website, video game consoles
Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum Nungarin Wheatbelt Multiple website, area pioneer and army heritage including Army vehicles, uniforms and equipment, agricultural machinery, memorabilia, dolls, toys
Old Blythewood Pinjarra Peel Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Old Court House Law Museum Perth Greater Perth Law Operated by the Law Society of Western Australia, history of the law, legal issues and the legal profession in Western Australia
Old Farm, Strawberry Hill Albany Great Southern Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Old Gaol Museum Toodyay Wheatbelt Prison Also known as Newcastle Gaol Museum, includes courtroom, prison cells and police stables
Old Mill, Perth Perth Greater Perth Mill Restored tower windmill
Old Railway Station Museum Northam Wheatbelt Local history information
Old Roebourne Gaol Roebourne Pilbara Local history information
HMAS Ovens Fremantle Greater Perth Maritime Part of the Western Australian Museum, Oberon class submarine museum ship
Patrick Taylor Cottage Museum Albany Great Southern Historic house website, operated by the Albany Historical Society, 1830s wattle and daub home, oldest surviving dwelling in Western Australia
Peninsula Farm Maylands Greater Perth Historic house Mid-19th-century farmer's cottage, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Perth Gaol Perth Greater Perth Prison Part of the Western Australian Museum
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Perth Greater Perth Art Contemporary art
Perth Mint Perth Greater Perth Numismatic Tours of the mint, coins
Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre Booragoon Greater Perth Environment website, the environment, sustainable living
Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre Cervantes Wheatbelt Natural history Geology, plants, animals, cultural heritage of the Pinnacles Desert
Princess Royal Fortress Albany Great Southern Military website, historic fort with restored shore batteries, armouries, barracks, the 10th Light Horse display, collection of naval guns and torpedoes
Residency Museum (York) York Wheatbelt Local history website, operated by the Shire of York
Revolutions Transport Museum Whiteman Park Greater Perth Transportation information, land transportation including horse-drawn vehicles
Ridley's Motor Museum Bertram Greater Perth Automotive information
Rockingham Historical Society Museum Rockingham Greater Perth Local history information
Rottnest Island Museum Rottnest Island Greater Perth Local history information
Round House Fremantle Greater Perth Prison Oldest building still standing in Western Australia
Royal Western Australian Historical Society Museum Nedlands, Western Australia Perth Statewide website, large collection of photographs and memorabilia of Perth and Western Australia.
Russ Cottage Dongara Mid West Historic house website, operated by the Irwin District Historical Society
Scitech Perth Greater Perth Science Interactive exhibits about science, technology, engineering and maths
Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre Denham Gascoyne Multiple Natural history, maritime and cultural heritage of Shark Bay, a World Heritage Site
Slater Homestead Goomalling Wheatbelt Historic house website
Southern Cross & Yilgarn Districts Historical Museum Southern Cross Wheatbelt Local history information
South West Rail and Heritage Centre Boyanup South West Railway website, operated by Rail Heritage WA
Sisters of St John of God Heritage Center Broome Kimberley Religious website, social history related to the Sisters of St John of God and Aboriginal people of the Kimberley
Subiaco Museum Subiaco Greater Perth Local history website
Swan Guildford Historical Society Guildford Greater Perth History Museum website, Colonial Gaol, Taylor's Cottage, social history of Guildford and the Swan Valley
Tractor Museum of Western Australia Whiteman Park Greater Perth Transportation website, vintage tractors, trucks and stationary engines, replica settlers cottage
Vickers Holden Museum Furnissdale Peel Automotive information, Holden cars, open by appointment
WACA Museum Perth Greater Perth Sports Operated by the Western Australian Cricket Association, history of cricket and other sports played at WACA Ground
Wagin Historical Village Wagin Great Southern Open air website
Wanneroo Museum Wanneroo Greater Perth Local history website
Warden Finnerty's Residence Coolgardie Goldfields-Esperance Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Warmun Art Centre Kununurra Kimberley Art website
West Coast Motor Museum Mandurah Peel Automotive website, over 50 vehicles from 1915 on
Western Australia Medical Museum Subiaco Greater Perth Medical information
Museum of the Great Southern Albany Great Southern Local history website, Natural and social history of the region
Museum of Geraldton Geraldton Mid West Local history website, Heritage of the land, sea and people of the Mid West region
Museum of the Goldfields Kalgoorlie-Boulder Goldfields-Esperance Mining website, History of the Eastern Goldfields and the city’s mining heritage
Western Australian Museum Perth Greater Perth Natural history website, Culture of the local Aboriginal people, State's natural history, geology - Closed until 2020
WA Shipwrecks Museum Fremantle Greater Perth Maritime website, Features relics from ships wrecked along Western Australia’s coastline
WA Maritime Museum Fremantle Greater Perth Maritime website, Includes HMAS Ovens submarine, boats, fishing, cargoes, naval defence, steam machines
Western Australian Rail Transport Museum Bassendean Greater Perth Railway Heritage steam locomotives and rolling stock
Whale World Albany Great Southern Natural history website, whales and whale industry history, located in a former whaling station
Wireless Hill Museum Ardross Greater Perth Telecommunications Historic radio station
Wongan Hills and District Museum Wongan Hills Wheatbelt Local history information
Wonnerup House Wonnerup South West Historic house Mid-19th-century house, includes historic school and teacher's house, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Woodbridge House Woodbridge Greater Perth Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia, late 19th-century mansion
Wubin Wheatbin Museum Wubin Wheatbelt Agriculture information, wheat farming
Wyalkatchem CBH Agricultural Museum Wyalkatchem Wheatbelt Agriculture information, agricultural, transport exhibits
Yarloop Workshops Yarloop Wheatbelt Railway Historic railway workshops with working steam engines, used for forestry industry trains
York Courthouse Complex York Wheatbelt Prison website, operated by the National Trust of Australia, includes courthouse, cell block and police station
York Motor Museum York Wheatbelt Automotive website, vintage and classic motor vehicles

Defunct museums[edit]

  • Museum of Western Australia Sports[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.historycouncilwa.org.au/advocacy/cultural-infrastructure/sports-museum Sports Museum, History Council of Western Australia