Our Museum

Come and explore the history of the area at the Mundaring District Museum. This is managed by the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society and housed in one of the classrooms of the former Mundaring School at 7225 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring. The Museum shares the Old Schoolhouse building with the Mundaring Visitor Centre.

At the museum you can: explore the history of the area from before the development of the Swan River Colony, the building of the York Road from the 1830s, the growth of a range of industries to support the colony in the latter part of the 19th century, and the various army camps that have shaped the locale. Our permanent exhibition space in the foyer traces the story of the school itself and of the students who passed through its doors.

Some of the stories we tell in our permanent exhibition are of:-

•     the expansion of the railways and the villages that grew up along its route

•     the incredible scheme to provide water to the Eastern Goldfields

•     the sanatorium at Wooroloo built for people who contracted tuberculosis.

On display you might find a wheelchair used by patients at the Sanatorium, railway memorabilia such as a gangers’ trolley, and school supplies used by children when the Old School House was still a school.

We also have temporary exhibitions exploring local topics including specific people, events and anniversaries.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday:     9.30 am – 4.00pm; Sunday: 10.00 am – 2.30pm.

The Museum may also be opened at other times for special events or on request.

Admission:

Entry to the museum is by gold coin donation.

Group Visits:

Arrangements can be made for school and group tours by calling (08) 9295 0540 or emailing the Curator on curator@mhhs.org.au

Machines & Makers: A Stitch in Time. Mundaring District Museum July-November 2016

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