South West

The Hidden Secrets of WA’s Holiday Hotspot


There’s another layer to a lot of your favourite southern sights. Did you know that the Busselton Jetty once had a diving board? Bunbury a drive-in cinema? Or that, in 1982, Denmark was the host of an International Clown Convention? No joke.


There’s even a real message in a bottle to uncover, written by two young men in 1924 and hidden in the wall of a Margaret River home for over 90 years. You can read the full missive at the Margaret River Historical Society.


These stories are just the beginning.

South West collections

Understanding our history to plan our future

The humble shed which houses this Museum masks the treasures to be found within. Donnybrook has a rich history as a primary producer, including dairy, beef and apples, gold and stone. Along with items...

Learn about the history of Katanning and the district in the oldest affiliated society in WA.

An impressive set of buildings house items about Katanning's history as a large town, which was also the first place in WA to have electric streetlights. The Katanning Historical Society, founded in...

Welcome to Harvey’s World

Be prepared to be amazed. “Welcome to Harvey’s World” declares the sign which stands proudly in the rodeo ground, and that is exactly what you enter – the world of the colourful character of Harvey...

Take a step back in time

The Busselton Museum is the home of the Busselton Historical Society and its wide-ranging collection, cared for by a large team of volunteers. The factory building has been joined on this site by...

Where trails meet

Walking into the Trails and Visitor Centre, the energy of the Dwellingup community is all around you. This building is a hub of intrigue, stories and experiences. The large touch screens provide not...

Heritage precinct amid rose blooms

Murray Districts Historical Society stores its collection in an old school master’s house, built in Pinjarra in 1896. The house sits perched alongside a heritage rose garden, heavy with the scent of...

Visiting the cluster of small buildings which make up the local historical museum really is like stepping back in time to the 1920s. Not only is there an old schoolhouse set up ready for a class of...

Located on the shores of Princess Royal Harbour, the Museum’s engaging program of exhibits and events is spread throughout the site. Stroll around the expansive grounds to learn about the arrival of...

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Albany Historical Society

37 Duke Street, Albany, WA 6330

Albany History Collection Albany Public Library

221 York Street, Albany, WA 6330

Albany's Historic Whaling Station

81 Whaling Station Road, Torndirrup, WA 6330

Augusta Historical Museum

101 Blackwood Avenue, Augusta, WA 6290

Balingup Heritage Display

32 Bridgetown Road, Balingup, WA 6253

Belleview Shell Collection

10291 Bussell Highway, Witchcliffe, WA 6286

Betty Brown Historical Centre

27 Burrowes Street, Darkan, WA 6392

Boyup Brook Museum

25 Cailes Street (previously Jayes Rd), Boyup Brook, WA 6244

Boyup Brook Visitor Centre

84 Abel Street, Cnr Abel and Bridge Streets, Boyup Brook, WA 6244

Bridgetown Police Station Museum

148 Hampton St, Bridgetown, WA 6255

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre

1 Arthur Street, Bunbury, WA 6230

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury, WA 6230

Busselton Cultural Precinct

Queen Street Cultural Precinct, Busselton, WA 6280

Busselton Jetty Museum

3L Queen Street, Busselton Foreshore, Busselton, WA 6280

Busselton Museum

Old Butter Factory Precinct, 76 Peel Terrace, Busselton, WA 6280

Busselton Public Libraries

7 Stanley Place, Busselton, WA 6280

City of Albany Art Collection

221 York Street, Albany, WA 6330

Coalfields Museum

161 Throssell Street, Collie, WA 6225

Collie Art Gallery

134 Throssell Street, Adjacent to the railway line near the AMPOL Service Station, Collie, WA 6225

Collie Visitor Centre

156 Throssell St, Collie, WA 6225

Cranbrook Library

140 Climie Street, Gilamii Centre, Cranbrook, WA 6321

Cranbrook Museum

Gathorne Street, Cranbrook, WA 6321

Dardanup Heritage Park

416 Moore Road, Dardanup, WA 6236

Denmark Historical Society

16 Mitchell Street, Denmark, WA 6333

Donnelly River Village Museum

The Old School, Cnr Andrew and Sears Road, Donnelly River, WA 6258

Donnybrook Museum

Emerald Street, Donnybrook, WA 6239

Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre

Marrinup Street, Dwellingup, WA 6213

Ellensbrook at Mokidup

Ellen Brook Road, Margaret River, WA 6285

Gnowangerup Heritage Group

9 Alymore Street, Gnowangerup, WA 6335

Greenbushes Discovery Centre

38 Blackwood Road, Greenbushes, WA 6254

Harvey Dickson Country Music Centre

286 Arthur Road, Boyup Brook, WA 6244

Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix, Cnr Tom Cullity Drive & Caves Road, Cowaramup, WA 6284

Jarrahdale Heritage Society

Old Post Office, 631 Jarrahdale Rd, Jarrahdale, WA 6124

Katanning Art Gallery

16 Austral Terrace, Katanning, WA 6317

Katanning Historical Society Museum

Corner of Arbour Street and Taylor Street, Katanning, WA 6317

Katanning Public Library

16 Austral Terrace, Katanning, WA 6317

King Cottage Museum Bunbury

77 Forrest Avenue, Bunbury, WA 6230

Kobeelya School Museum

1 Brownie Street, Katanning, WA 6317

Kojonup Historical Society

17 Spring Street, Kojonup, WA 6395

Mandurah Historical Society

Corner of Third Av and Jack Ireland Park Rd, Mandurah, WA 6210

Mandurah Museum

3 Pinjarra Rd, Mandurah, WA 6210

Manjimup Historical Society

151 Giblett Street, Manjimup, WA 6258

Margaret River Historical Society

The Old Settlement, 69 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, WA 6285

Margaret River Library

16 Fearn Avenue, Margaret River, WA 6285

Mt Barker Police and Folk Museum

31748 Albany Highway, Mount Barker, WA 6324

Murray Districts Historical Society

Henry St, Pinjarra, WA 6208

Museum of the Great Southern

Residency Road, Albany, WA 6330

Nannup Historical Society

Cnr Brockman Street and Warren Road, Nannup, WA 6275

National Anzac Centre

67 Forts Road, Albany, WA 6331

Northcliffe Pioneer Museum

Wheatly Coast Road, Opposite the Post Office, Northcliffe, WA 6262

Northcliffe Visitors Centre

Muirillup Road, Northcliffe, WA 6262

Ongerup & Needilup District Museum

Elderidge Street, Ongerup, WA 6336

Pemberton Pioneer Museum

29 Brockman Street, Pemberton, WA 6260

Power Up Electricity Museum Manjimup Heritage Park

151 Giblett Street, Manjimup, WA 6258

Princess Royal Fortress

Forts Road, Mount Clarence, Albany, WA 6330

Recollections of War

South Coast Highway, Youngs Siding, WA 6330

Roelands Village

575 Seven Hills Road, Roelands, WA 6226

Ron Maidment Archives Shire of Capel

Forest Road, Capel, WA 6271

Shire of Plantagenet Art Collection

22-24 Lowood Road, Mount Barker, WA 6324

South West Rail and Heritage Centre Boyanup

Turner Street, Boyanup, WA 6237

Strawberry Hill at Barmup

174 Middleton Road, Albany, WA 6330

The Broomehill Museum

1 Journal Street, Broomehill, WA 6318

The Corner Shop Museum Inc.

58 Norrish Street, Old Station Master's House, Tambellup, WA 6320

The Kodja Place

143 Albany Hwy, Kojonup, WA 6395

Timber Museum Manjimup Heritage Park

151 Giblett Street, Manjimup, WA 6258

Waroona Museum

Cnr Millar Street and South West Highway, Waroona, WA 6215

Wellstead Museum

440 Wellstead Road, Bremer Bay, WA 6338

Wesley Wedding Gown Collection

12 Duke Street, Albany, WA 6330

Yongernow Australian Malleefowl Centre

Lot 260 Jaekel Street, Ongerup, WA 6336

South West collection highlights

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Museum of the Great Southern
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Denmark Historical Society
Bush Sunset
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Katanning Art Gallery
Untitled Landscape
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Shire of Plantagenet Art Collection
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Margaret River Library
Take a closer look
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Jarrahdale Heritage Society
Keeping the light in rough seas
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Kojonup Historical Society
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Northcliffe Pioneer Museum
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Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix
Relic of an early woman entrepreneur
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Mandurah Museum
The Postmaster's daughters
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Jarrahdale Heritage Society
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station

While you're in the area

Knotting Hill Estate
Food and Drink
Knotting Hill Estate
Knotting Hill Estate invites you to experience one of Margaret River’s...
Corner of Carter and Metricup Roads, Wilyabrup, WA 6280
Guildford Heritage Walk Trails
Guildford Heritage Walk Trails
Strolling the streets of Guildford on the Guildford Heritage Walk Trails...
Corner of Meadow and Swan Streets, Guildford, WA 6055
Cowaramup Brewing Company
Food and Drink
Cowaramup Brewing Company
Located in a picturesque rural setting four kilometres east of Bussell...
229 Treeton Road North, Cowaramup, WA 6284
West Australian Opera
West Australian Opera
West Australian Opera was established in 1967 and has been Western...
825 Hay Street, Perth, WA 6000