Onslow Visitors Centre and Goodshed Museum

Cyclone city survives

For dedicated lovers of ‘old things’, the Onslow Goodshed Museum is a treat not to be missed when travelling the west coast. The Museum documents the history of Onslow and its well-deserved reputation for survival from its origins, through cyclones, Japanese bombings, atomic bomb testing and Shire amalgamations, to remain a cornerstone of the Ashburton Shire. The Museum and visitor centre is housed in the old Goods Shed—the last of its kind in the northwest ports, from when shipping was the lifeline of the community.


52 Second Avenue
Onslow WA 6710

Opening Hours
April to October 7 days 10am - 3pm
Last train standing

A relic of the not-too-distant past when luggers lined Beadon Bay and State ships brought essentials to town and picked up local exports, this train was the lifeblood of the town. Travelling between...

Tools of the trade

Sitting on the edge of Nichol Bay and at the mouth of the Ashburton River, Onslow was a pearling town where pearling fleets careened their boats and sought refuge in Beadon Creek well into the 1960s...

Stay away!

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