Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre

A rich and fascination cultural and natural heritage revealed

Few places in Australia could boast the rich and fascinating cultural and natural heritage of Shark Bay. This stunningly beautiful and remote peninsula boasts more than 30,000 years of Indigenous history, was an important site in early French, Dutch and British exploration and is now classified as a World Heritage Area in recognition of its natural wonders. Such history is revealed at the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre. This modern museum and interpretive centre takes visitors on a journey of discovery, with interactive displays, striking photography and remarkable historical artefacts.


53 Knight Tce
Denham WA 6537

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 9am - 4.30pm; weekend hours vary seasonally
Tiny shells make solid houses

The still and hypersaline waters of Shark Bay’s Shell Beach provide just the right environment for these tiny white shells from the fragum cockle to thrive. Trillions of these tiny shells line the...

Carpets of silver

These coins were among the long-lost treasures of the Dutch East India ship Zuytdorp, which was wrecked on remote and treacherous cliffs north of Kalbarri in 1712. The ship was carrying a rich cargo...

Project Eden

Bilbies are among those creatures brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to one of the Western Australian Government’s most ambitious nature conservation projects - Project Eden. As part of...

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Vibrant community art space

Carnamah is home to a group of people who describe themselves as ‘can-do go-getters’, and who have formed the not-for-profit North Midlands Project. Their aim is to help regional Western Australia...

Capturing Carnarvon's past

You’ll find the Carnarvon Local Studies library within the Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery building. This treasure-trove of local historical information provides an insight into the region’s...

From military to medical - Moora’s post-colonial history captured in a series of varied displays

The enthusiastic team of volunteers at Moora Districts Historical Society has built a vast repository of information and artefacts about the region’s local history at Moora Museum. One whole building...

Artistic heart of Geraldton

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery houses its vibrant and ever-changing mix of collections in what was formerly Geraldton’s Town Hall, built in 1907. The gallery’s traditional exterior belies a modern...

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