What's On in the Museum

What's On

When We Were Small
A celebration of early childhood in Bunbury
Temporary exhibition, Touring Gallery
17 December 2020 to 19 September 2021

From christening gowns and baby bottles to vintage clothes and toys, ​our newest exhibition When We Were Small explores the ways our childhood has changed (and stayed the same) over the years.

With a showcase of gorgeous baby photographs connecting Bunbury locals from the past to the present, this feel-good exhibition will put a smile on your face (and you can still submit your own photographs to be included in the display - see our Baby Photo Call Out!)


The Classroom

As the last classroom added to the building around 1914, this room has been preserved to represent the former history of the building as a school. This room can also be used for venue hire.​

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre Permanent Display​

Step back in time through our main gallery to explore the heritage and history of the Bunbury region from pre-colonisation to today.

Makuru Program (June-July 2021)

Wednesday 16 June, 3pm to 6pm
A free afternoon forum with staff from The National Trust of Western Australia - join a Conservation Architect and Heritage Services Officer as they teach you about managing heritage places, and how the National Trust fits in with local and state government.
Free entry but bookings essential - tickets through Eventbrite

Thursday 24 June, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
A free evening talk featuring Bunbury local Widi Astuti Farrow, This is Me presents authentic stories from members of our CaLD community who have found a sense of belonging here in the South West.
Produced in partnership between the City of Bunbury and the Bunbury Multicultural Group.
Free entry but bookings essential - tickets through Eventbrite

Wednesday 7 July, 10am to 12 noon
A hands-on school holiday workshop exploring the season of Autumn. 
Participants will learn why leaves change colour in the cold weather, the different parts of a leaf, and the role fallen leaves play in the health of our forests - then we will activate our imaginations to decorate a ceramic trivet to take home. 
All materials supplied.
Suitable for ages 5 to 10 years.
$5 per participant - tickets through Eventbrite (on sale from 11 June 2021)

Wednesday 14 July, 10am to 12 noon
What is the best way to find your direction in life? With a good compass of course! Join us at the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre to make your own steam-punk compass case fit for a pirate.
Participants will learn a basic history of maps and mapmaking before activating their imaginations to construct a case for a working compass. 
All materials supplied.
Suitable for ages 8 to 12 years/
$8 per participant - tickets through Eventbrite (on sale from 11 June 2021)​

Visit the Bureau of Meterology website for more information on the Noongar season of Makuru.

Coming Soon

Visit Eventbrite or subscribe to our e-newsletter to see all of our upcoming events. The Museum hosts regular lectures, children's workshops and school holiday activities.