Ravensthorpe Museum & Visitor Centre

Unearth a gem at this museum

A collection that just keeps giving: The Ravensthorpe Museum is a jam-packed display of local history. The collection unearths the history of local figures from the mining and agricultural industry. Explore the collection as you climb into railway carriages and the Dance Cottage, (which is definitely not large enough to hold a dance party!) It was named, after Mr and Mrs George Dance who, in October 1900, purchased town Lot 126 and built the cottage. During wildflower season you can also pick up tips about which species to find where. Be on the lookout for the Qualup Bell (Pimelea physodes) which is endemic to the area.


86 Morgans Street
Ravensthorpe WA 6346

Opening Hours

Mon to Sat 10am - 4pm. Entry by donation.

Don't burn or cut yourself while shaving

How did people shave at night before electric lights? By candlelight of course! Now imagine shaving with a cut-throat razor by candlelight. This candle lit shaving mirror features a useful magnifying...

Boots, buttons and buckles

When shoes go out of fashion, they don't just walk themselves out of the shop. This collection of unsold shoes from a shop in Ravensthorpe, were donated by the firm F.E Daw and Sons.


The atomiser was the must have item to apply perfume and might have been a luxury item in a location such as Ravensthorpe. This atomiser was owned by Amy Dasborough who once managed the produce store...

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Mount Short Scenic Drive
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Mount Short Road, Ravensthorpe, WA 6346
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86A Morgans Street, Ravensthorpe, WA 6346
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Morgans Street, Ravensthorpe, WA 6346
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Ravensthorpe Range
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