King Cottage Museum Bunbury

The lawns and colourful gardens which surround this historic cottage make this an oasis within a busy suburban streetscape. Entering King Cottage across the shady verandah, take a moment to shed the stresses of the street and step into history. Many of the items here have been donated by families with long connections to Bunbury, and are now carefully looked after by the Bunbury Historical Society. After enjoying the history within the Cottage, more stories from yesteryear can be found in the large room behind the cottage. Look out for the large handsome glass display cabinet from Hayward’s store. Returning outside, follow the paving to a display of old vehicles and equipment. Keep exploring to find a large-scale model of the Bunbury townsite in the mid-1800s which clearly illustrates the geography of the area, as a meeting place of the three waters.

Address:

77 Forrest Avenue
Bunbury WA 6230
Australia

Opening Hours

7 days 10:30am - 12:30pm or by calling 08 9721 7546 for groups

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