Wagin Historical Village

A historical village started by a small group of people

Bringing visitors a slice of settler life from the late 1800s to mid 1900s, Wagin Historical Village has it all: A bakery, post office, local store, dairy, fire station, printer, bank, church, tearooms, hall, shearing shed, black smith, barber shop and machinery sheds. The village was started in 1978 by local people with a vision to capture the history of the area.


Wagin Showgrounds
9 Ballagin Street
Wagin WA 6315

Opening Hours

7 days a week from 10am - 4pm. Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas and Boxing Day.

110 years delivering the news, ‘not a mere automaton’.

“It is intended to make the Southern Argus and Wagin-Arthur Express a real, live, progressive, pushful paper—a paper with a voice and a literary soul—that may be read with avidity and enjoyed as...

Get your bread made from local flour

A Wagin Milling Company bakers' flour, ‘Albatross’ Flour, was used throughout Western Australia. The mill, once located on Ventnor Street in Wagin, opened in c.1906 and closed in the 1960s. The Wagin...

Snail mail

A town without a postal service is no town at all. Australia Post donated items to the Wagin Historical Village, from the Wagin Post Office. To commemorate the occasion, Australia Post also printed...

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