Sandstone Heritage Museum and Visitor Centre

Tiny town with a huge history

A 1940s converted shop houses this locally cherished collection. The Museum was opened by dedicated volunteers who decided to save Sandstone’s relics, buildings and history. The items in the collection have all been donated by locals, and have intimate stories associated with them. Examples include the bright blue toy cash register owned by one of the volunteers, and a family sewing machine. Sandstone today is a small town of less than 100 people. However, in its heyday, in the early 1900s, the population of Sandstone was between 6,000 to 8,000 people.


18 Hack Street
Sandstone WA 6639

Opening Hours

7 days, April to October, 9am - 4pm

Travelling seamstress

A museum volunteer’s grandmother owned this sewing machine. The volunteer explained that her grandmother did not like to be idle and often took to the sewing machine as soon as she had a moment to...

Ghost diner

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Call out "Muggins!

This board was used to score during the card game Cribbage. The idea of the game is for players to reach a targeted score. If someone fails to reach the score, then another player may call out...

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Gaze on a gallery as you borrow a book

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18 Hack Street, Sandstone, WA 6639