Waroona Museum

The Waroona Museum occupies the old Roads Board Building for the Drakesbrook District, as Waroona was known prior to 1946. This smart wooden building on the South West Highway was built in 1932. The Historical Society has cleverly used the building to tell the history of the district. Photographs, information and a timeline on the exterior walls provide a snapshot of the district’s past. Inside the Museum are interesting items, photographs and information which open the door to this area’s important contributions to Western Australia and the world.


Cnr Millar Street and South West Highway
Waroona WA 6215

Opening Hours

Sun 10am - 12pm; or by calling 0417 705 966. Subject to volunteer availability. Phone prior to your visit if you are coming from a distance.

At first glance it would be hard to guess that this humble wooden box was rare and important. In fact this seemingly simple structure, known as a Wardian Case, transformed landscapes. Amazingly, this...

School children on excursions to the Nestle factory would be told “make sure you take this home to your mother’ when they were given a sample tin of condensed milk. It is unlikely that many of those...

The ruins of the old lime kilns at Lake Clifton are a reminder of an important aspect of Western Australia’s history. Cement was essential for construction, and the challenge was to find local...

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