The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre, opened in November 2016, tells the unique stories of how the South West’s regional centre was developed, and the colourful characters who made it the vibrant port city that it is today. Shipwrecks, the struggles of early settlers, convicts, the Bunbury port, and the people of the town have all contributed to this city’s rich history.
The museum cares for a new collection focused on the history of the Bunbury area, and displays the highlights of that story with objects, interactive displays and events designed for all ages and imaginations.
- The Bunbury Museum will build a unique collection for community participation, as a life long and educational and research resource and to engage and provoke visitors and residents to consider how aspects of the past relate to their present and future.
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre is the most exciting and innovative heritage project in the South West of Western Australia.
We have brought together state of the art exhibition and collection care standards in one of the city’s best-loved buildings, the 1886 Bunbury Boys School.
A new museum in the 21st century is a rare opportunity to bring together the best of contemporary practices, focusing on the city’s people whether as characters from the past or today’s visitors, and displaying their stories in exciting new ways.