Wongan Hills and Districts Museum

A local history archive in an old hospital

Walk through this old converted hospital,which houses an extensive array of local history items. The maze of rooms include themes and include a 'telephone room' with items from the old telegraph exchange, a replica 'settlers hut', a sports room and dining room. The collection delves into the hospital's history with a permanent room, set up like a hospital ward. Out behind the building is a collection of machinery, including a Stuart Tank. The Museum also includes an extensive local history archive, well maintained and catalogued by volunteers. If you think you had family in Wongan Hills or the district, this is the place to start your family history research.


Cnr Camm and Mitchell Street
Wongan Hills WA 6603

Opening Hours
Sun 1 - 4pm
The Prancing Cat Tapestry

This tapestry was owned by Brian Hardy, who inherited it from his Aunt Cecil Growns (nee Hardy) in 1978. The tapestry has its origins in the 1800s when six sisters of the Day family from Melton...

Water skiing in the wheatbelt

The Lake Ninan Water Ski & Sailing Club was formed in the 1960’s and, at its height, was the largest such club in WA, with a membership of 141 and, in 1973, with 39 boats registered. Flood gates were...

An iron toy

This tricycle was manufactured in the later 1800s or early 1900s. It would have been sold through an ironmonger. 'Ironmonger', as the name suggests, was a term once reserved for people and businesses...

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