Bunbury has a unique and exciting history. For centuries it’s been a meeting place and has long been regarded as the second capital city of Western Australia. But Bunbury’s heritage has gone unrecognised. The city has very limited capacity to promote its historical identity and tell the stories of Bunbury people. That is now changing. Years of feasibility studies and community consultation have shown the Bunbury community wants to know its own history. Now these unique stories can be told at the Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre, which is being developed in a perfect location right in the heart of Bunbury’s CBD.
Council has selected the former Bunbury Boys School, built in 1886 and now known as the Paisley Centre, to become the first City museum. A highly significant historic building, this well-known State heritage-listed building is being restored to the highest standards.