Cranbrook Museum

Great Southern Treasures

The sound of the steam train whistle is long gone but the history of Cranbrook as an important railway hub is still evident. Cranbrook’s local history is told inside the Station Master’s House which is the oldest building in Cranbrook. This brick and iron cottage was built in 1888-89, when Cranbrook was first established as a siding for the new railway. The geography and water sources of the area made it a suitable location for the building of a railway dam, from which water was pumped to the steam engines. From this beginning it became an important railway hub. Passenger trains as well as goods trains would stop here, to take on water and to be loaded with local produce.


Gathorne Street
Cranbrook WA 6321

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Open by calling 0407 261 123

Happy 100th Birthday Cranbrook! This beautiful decorative cake topper was created for the birthday cake which was shared by the community at the Centenary of Cranbrook celebrations in 1994. The...

In an intriguing example of resourcefulness and re-purposing, this metal screen is one of several that were installed on the window of the Powerhouse, which was built in 1937. Cranbrook finally had...

Tickets please! This ticket puncher was used by Dave Borrett who, wearing the cap and with the whistle in his top pocket, was the longest serving Station Master here at Cranbrook. He and his family...

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While you're in the area

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