Onslow Visitors Centre and Goodshed Museum

Cyclone city survives

For dedicated lovers of ‘old things’, the Onslow Goodshed Museum is a treat not to be missed when travelling the west coast. The Museum documents the history of Onslow and its well-deserved reputation for survival from its origins, through cyclones, Japanese bombings, atomic bomb testing and Shire amalgamations, to remain a cornerstone of the Ashburton Shire. The Museum and visitor centre is housed in the old Goods Shed—the last of its kind in the northwest ports, from when shipping was the lifeline of the community.


52 Second Avenue
Onslow WA 6710

Opening Hours
April to October 7 days 10am - 3pm
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