Greenbushes Discovery Centre
There is a great love of local history in this pretty town. Look out for the purple and orange signs which make up the Heritage Amble. This is an entertaining walk trail which takes you along the streets in the town centre, sharing information on past shops and businesses. At the Greenbushes Discovery Centre you can pick up a brochure called the Heritage Amble Game which makes the walk even more engaging and fun. The Discovery Centre has many cleverly presented exhibits which not only inform but provide an entertaining experience. Information on local history, the environment, Nyoongar culture, timber processing and mining is presented with interactive technology and clear information. Don’t miss going into the Discovery Decline, a noisy and entertaining mine experience! Tin mining began in the area in 1888 and mining continues to be a major employer in the town. Nowadays the precious product is lithium ore (or spodumene) which is used in mobile phones, ceramics, glass and batteries.