Katanning Historical Society Museum

Learn about the history of Katanning and the district in the oldest affiliated society in WA.

An impressive set of buildings house items about Katanning's history as a large town, which was also the first place in WA to have electric streetlights. The Katanning Historical Society, founded in 1937, is believed to be the oldest affiliated society in WA. The Society's Museum buildings include a church, the original brick schoolhouse, the old Dongolocking School building and the old band hall.


Corner of Arbour Street and Taylor Street
Katanning WA 6317

Opening Hours

Open by request. Contact the Katanning Historical Society

Schooling in the district

With the movement of people from outlying towns to larger ones, smaller schools throughout the region emptied. The museum has a collection of school related items from the district in the old...

Porcelain Insulators

These insulators, made of porcelain, were placed under electrical wires to prevent the current flowing through the pole to the ground. Katanning was the first town in Western Australia to have...

Put the kettle on!

An important feature of every farming household, this kettle could boil enough water for over a dozen cups of tea, for extended family and workers.

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