Wesley Wedding Gown Collection

a unique collection of historical textiles

The Collection of Bridal Dresses and Historical Clothes is housed in a hall behind the historic buildings of the Wesley Church, the Church Hall and the Manse. Couples have been married here since 1863 when the Church Hall was opened, and in 1891 the current church was completed for the growing congregation. The Manse, next door, was built in 1903. These buildings dominate this part of the street, and are of significant value for their fine stonework as well as for being the heart of religious service for the Methodist, now Uniting Church, congregations.


12 Duke Street
Albany WA 6330

Opening Hours

Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am - 11am. Entry cost is a gold coin.

The fashion for wearing a white wedding dress began after Queen Victoria wore a white dress at her wedding to Albert in 1840. However, in the case of this pioneering woman “Mary” who married in the...

The 1981 wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer set a new benchmark in wedding style. Diana’s ivory silk taffeta gown was designed by London designers, David and Elizabeth Emmanuel...

“Aunty Lenny was a lady in the real sense of the word. She was such an elegant, quietly spoken woman, who always looked immaculate” says Judy McKechnie, the Collection’s curator, as she remembers her...

More South West collections

Look out for the pink building! Now a ‘must visit’ destination for any art lover, this heritage-listed building was once a Sisters of Mercy Convent and Chapel, dating from 1897. You can find some of...

Australia's leading art in nature experience

The rammed-earth Visitors Centre is the entranceway to the engaging and uplifting experience of the Understory Art & Nature Trail, a collection of site specific artworks. Southern Forest Arts, a local...

Boyup Brook’s original Agricultural Hall, built in 1910 is located in the centre of town and is now the home of the Visitor Centre. Wander through the attractive gardens and look out for the...

There's always more

Passion and pride – no two words more accurately describe what you will find during a visit to this large privately-owned collection. It began with the vision of a local businessman, the late Gary...

While you're in the area

Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve
Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve
You’ll find unspoilt coastal scenery and a beautiful beach perfect for...
Two Peoples Bay Road, Albany, WA 6330
The Beach House at Bayside
The Beach House at Bayside
The Beach House at Bayside is a 10 room, National Tourism Award Hall of...
33 Barry Court, Albany, WA 6330
Oranje Tractor Wine
Food and Drink
Oranje Tractor Wine
Oranje Tractor Wine is a small, organic and regenerative vineyard and...
198 Link Road, Marbelup, WA 6330
Dolphin Lodge
Dolphin Lodge
Dolphin Lodge offers fully self-contained apartments located in the centre...
32 Adelaide Crescent, Middleton Beach, WA 6330