Carnarvon Heritage Group and One Mile Jetty Interpretation Centre

Several museums in one

The Carnarvon Heritage Precinct encompasses several museums in one area - the Railway Museum and Shearing Hall of Fame, the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage and the One Mile Jetty Centre, which includes the story of the battle between HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran off Shark Bay. Together, these collections tell the story of Carnarvon’s development, from its pastoral and transport history, to its role as a port. You can peer down the ‘One Mile Jetty’ where stock once boarded ships en route to far flung markets. Stroll amongst historic railway equipment and explore life during the early 1900s. Also be sure to set out on one of the several walks from the centre, one of which features a memorial to the Aboriginal people who were imprisoned at the Lock Hospitals on nearby Bernier and Dorre Islands.


Babbage Island Rd
Carnarvon WA 6701

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday

Lifeboat saves German World War II battle survivors

Original light warns seafarers

This seemingly tiny lighthouse is the top of the original lighthouse built in 1897 to warn seafarers off Carnarvon. The light once stood atop a wooden structure, until the wood started deteriorating...

Chinese shopkeeper

In 1922 the Quan Sing family of three brothers moved to Carnarvon from Derby to set up a tailoring and hardware store to serve the remote coastal township. Generations of the family continued to...

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A rollicking shipwreck and community past

This delightful collection of artefacts tells the story of Cervantes’ rich shipwreck history, its fishing past and the community that rolled up their sleeves and shaped their coastal township through...

Rail history brought to life

Stand on the platform of the former Walkaway Station, close your eyes and you can almost picture a train and hear the bustle of residents as they awaited passenger transport, the delivery of fresh...

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