Western Australia

Western Australia

Australian Prospectors and Mining Hall of Fame Ltd.

This museum provides an overview of mining in Australia. It includes displays on prospectors, mineral discovery and the government's role in mining. On the heritage site visitors can tour the 1893 underground mine, watch a gold pour demonstration or try their luck at panning for gold.

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

Built originally as the Town Hall in 1905, the Federation Academic Classical architectural style of the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery is reflective of civic buildings built throughout Western Australia in the post gold rush days.

Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia

A collection of pharmaceutical artefacts and memorabilia pertaining to the practice of pharmacy. Also includes books, periodicals and records on WA pharmacists registration.1,000 items

Albany Convict Gaol Museum

A 30 room complex of men's cell blocks and some warder's quarters built in 1852 for imperial convicts shipped to WA as artisans and skilled labourers. Women's cells, the great hall and more warder's quarters were constructed of brick in 1872-75.

Walkaway Station Museum

Walkaway Station Museum, was originally Walkaway Railway Station, it was built in 1887 (architect was Poole). The building is a two storeyed section, containing Station Master's residence and office - A second building was built for a post master. In 1921 the Railway Dept.

Vancouver Arts Centre

Community Arts Centre in a historical building. Two gallery spaces. Permanent home to weavers, potters and wood turners. Six artists spaces permanently used. Other spaces shared by 19 community groups.

Morawa Old Police Station Museum

Local shire history from the period of the shire's establishment. Previous to that the general pastoral history of the area is collected including a comprehensive base history. The emphasis is agricultural and social and includes the four other small towns which existed in the area.

Wagin Historical Village Museum

Displays of artefacts, buildings and machinery depicting the early history of Wagin from 1840. We have 25 original and replica buildings, artefacts plus an extensive machinery display. Winner of the Heartlands Tourism Award for 2003 and 2003 and finalist in Community of the Year 2003.

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia's premier cultural heritage sites situated on 6 hectares. It was built by convict labour in the 1850s and decommissioned as an operating gaol in 1991. It was the last convict prison built in Australia and remains the most intact.

Merredin Museum and Historical Society

The museum complex comprises four main buildings, an entrance and parcels office circa 1923; signal box with 95 levers circa 1913; ladies and men's waiting rooms circa 1917; and a refreshment room and bar circa 1923 with bar circa 1906.

Fremantle History Museum

The museum is a branch of the Western Australian Museum. It is housed in a significant, convict built, former lunatic asylum, listed on the Register of the National Estate. Exhibitions and collections reflect aspects of WA history, with a special focus on Fremantle and its communities.

Wyalkatchem C.B.H. Agricultural Museum

Situated in the main street of Wyalkatchem, the main museum building is a 1936 Wheat Bin. Bulk handling of wheat originated in the Shire of Wyalkatchem and the wheat bin is the oldest in preservation and is a museum piece on its own. Most items have been restored and are still operational.

Western Australian Museum, Kalgoorlie-Boulder

The Museum is a branch of the Western Australian Museum. It is housed in a modern building dominated by a massive mining headframe attached to an old hotel - all within botanical gardens - containing genuine and replica buildings showing aspects of goldfields life.

Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is the oldest visual arts organisation in the state, having acquired its first work of art in 1895. It is housed in two buildings: the main Gallery was completed in 1979 and the adjoining Centenary Galleries were restored in 1995.

Monsignor Hawes Priest House Museum

The Monsignor Hawes Priest House Museum is run by a small group of parish volunteers.