Wandering through the carefully curated rooms of Mandurah Museum is like meandering back in time. You’ll start your journey in the time when Aboriginal people were the only inhabitants of the region and continue on a historical journey from European settlement to the birth of the region’s fishing industry. The museum is housed within three buildings protected by a single roof. One of these buildings was Mandurah’s first government school - you can enter one replica classroom reminiscent of those early days to get a taste of early school days here. In the 1960s a Police Station was constructed at the site, complete with a courthouse and cells. Walk into an old prison cell where an audio recording of prison guards barking orders brings the setting to life. The museum also tells the story of the region’s Aboriginal custodians with interpretive signage featuring the memories and stories of Aboriginal Elders. Amongst the varied display items, you’ll find oddities such as a life-sized replica of a five-metre-long, prehistoric-looking, megamouth shark, which washed up on a beach here in 1988.