Carnarvon Heritage Group and One Mile Jetty Interpretation Centre

Several museums in one

The Carnarvon Heritage Precinct encompasses several museums in one area - the Railway Museum and Shearing Hall of Fame, the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage and the One Mile Jetty Centre, which includes the story of the battle between HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran off Shark Bay. Together, these collections tell the story of Carnarvon’s development, from its pastoral and transport history, to its role as a port. You can peer down the ‘One Mile Jetty’ where stock once boarded ships en route to far flung markets. Stroll amongst historic railway equipment and explore life during the early 1900s. Also be sure to set out on one of the several walks from the centre, one of which features a memorial to the Aboriginal people who were imprisoned at the Lock Hospitals on nearby Bernier and Dorre Islands.


Babbage Island Rd
Carnarvon WA 6701

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday

Chinese shopkeeper

In 1922 the Quan Sing family of three brothers moved to Carnarvon from Derby to set up a tailoring and hardware store to serve the remote coastal township. Generations of the family continued to...

Lighthouse keeper’s kitchen

The Carnarvon lighthouse keeper’s cottage was built in 1897 to house the lighthouse keeper and his family. Day and night the keeper would tend to the light, housed atop a wooden structure on a nearby...

Original light warns seafarers

This seemingly tiny lighthouse is the top of the original lighthouse built in 1897 to warn seafarers off Carnarvon. The light once stood atop a wooden structure, until the wood started deteriorating...

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