Discover the Historical
Buildings & Museums
Learn about Mandurah and the Peel Region’s pioneering history and experience extraordinary stories of pioneering settlers, local characters and significant sites.
Mandurah Community Museum
Get a fascinating glimpse into Mandurah’s rich history and learn about significant people, places and events. Back in 1898, the museum was a schoolroom, later becoming the town’s police station. Both the school room and the cells can still be seen today. The Mandurah Community Museum features photographs, objects and more information about Mandurah’s journey from pre-settlement through to its development as a quiet holiday town into the city we know today. Entry is by gold coin donation. Open Tuesdays – Fridays, 10am – 4pm and Saturdays – Sundays, 11am – 3pm.
Location: 3 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah
Built in the early 1830’s by Henry Edward Hall who was the first person to develop a fishing industry in the Mandurah district, this limestone cottage was one of the first pioneering dwellings in the state and is now a museum of local history. Open Sundays from 10am – 3pm.
Location: Leighton Place, Halls Head
This beautiful heritage precinct in Pinjarra includes a heritage rose garden, the McLarty family homestead and other historical buildings.
Location: 2 Henry Street, Pinjarra
Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre
The Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre houses a fully restored Mack fire truck and a unique collection of historical items.
Location: 4 Marrinup Street, Dwellingup
Waroona Historical Museum
Located in the former Road Board building, the Waroona Historical Museum has plenty of information and historic objects about Waroona.
Location: Corner Millar Street & South West Highway, Waroona
The Old Post Office Museum Jarrahdale
Located in Jarrahdale, only a 40 minute drive from Mandurah, the Old Post Office Museum features information on the historic timber town Jarrahdale once was.
Location: 631 Jarrahdale Road, Jarrahdale
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