About Us

In the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre, the City of Bunbury has brought together state of the art exhibition facilities and contemporary museum practice within one of the city’s best-loved buildings, the 1886 Bunbury Boys School.

The Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions tell the unique stories of the South West's regional centre and the colourful characters who helped to make Bunbury the vibrant port city that it is today.

From the oldest continuous living culture of the Wardandi Noongar Aboriginal Australians, to the shipwrecks and struggles of early migrants, convicts and wartime stories, daily life and local industry - the people of the region have all contributed to this city’s rich history.

Bunbury Museum staff are the caretakers for a number of collections, including the Local Studies reference collection of important documents and images which has been built over thirty years, and many objects significant to the history of the Bunbury region.

These collection items are regularly showcased in the Museum's exhibition spaces, accompanied by other objects generously loaned by major cultural partners including the Western Australian Museum and the Bunbury Historical Society.

Owned and operated by the City of Bunbury, the Museum opened in November 2016 with significant community funding support organised by longstanding heritage supporter, Stephen Craddock.

Now open to the public 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday, the Museum also offers public programs, school excursions, group tours, venue hire, interactive displays and a retail space.

Our mission is to inspire, educate and entertain the community and visitors about the history and cultural heritage of the Bunbury region.

We are an accessible, inclusive, and welcoming community space, with a vision to engaging and provoking diverse audiences to consider how aspects of the past relate to their present and future.

Schedule your next visit to the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre today to discover, explore, wonder and imagine.

The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre acknowledges the traditional owners of the boodja (Country) on which we sit, the Wardandi Noongar people, and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.