Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre

An old school building in the centre of Bunbury houses a fascinating overview of the history of this important regional centre. Stepping into this historic building from Arthur Street, you are immediately immersed in Nyoongar history, as you move through a video projection of rippling water. This signifies how Bunbury is surrounded on three sides by water – Koombana Bay, Leschenault Inlet and the Indian Ocean. Under the main room’s soaring ceiling is an intriguing installation known as the “the Ghost Ship” which floats above informative displays about the traditional owners, shipwrecks, exploration, and whalers through to more recent history.


1 Arthur Street
Bunbury WA 6230

Opening Hours
Tues to Sun 10am - 4pm

Warm summer evenings, the speaker crackling in the window, with pyjama-clad children falling asleep on the Holden HQ’s bench seat. These memories are conjured up by the projector from the Mayfair...

This handsome black top hat made from beaver fur was a familiar sight in this building over many decades.It was worn by Mr Thomas Paisley, who started teaching here when he was only 19 years old. He...

This small basket holds a very large story, a story of creativity, single mindedness and passion. In the 1930s, in an era when very few women were able to make a living from their craft, Marjorie...

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