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.


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)

Sunday 25 July, 1pm to 2pm
After a costly and sobering experience on the shores of Turkey in 1915, the Australian Imperial Force regrouped in Egypt to train and form battalions that would go to Europe in support of the Empire in its fight with Germany on the Western Front.
Join us for a free afternoon lecture by local historian and journalist David Bailey, who will explain what happened and outline the tragic events that saw defeat become victory in one week as Australians fought on the bloodiest battlefields of World War One.
Free event, tea and coffee supplied - RSVP via Eventbrite

Saturday 31 July, 10am to noon
Are you drafting a historical fiction novel, writing an academic paper, researching a local history project or thinking about starting your first piece of historical writing?
Join us in the Museum to meet other writers from the South West and chat about all things historical writing!
All experience levels, spanning fiction and non-fiction, are welcome.
Free entry - RSVP via Eventbrite

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

Coming Soon

Australia Wide 7
Temporary exhibition, Touring Gallery
25 September 2021 to 7 November 2021

A juried exhibition showcasing the works of members from the Ozquilt Network, Australia's organisation for art quilters. Three selectors, Alison Gummow (SA), Sharon Peoples (ACT) and Alysn Midgelow-Marsden (New Zealand) have selected 37 works for this exhibition, each sized 40x40cm.

Reflecting on their experiences of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes, the artists of the Ozquilt Network have showcased the diversity of practices across contemporary Australian quiltmaking. In this exhibition, their work consists of observations across the living world. These are translated into textiles that share rich and subtle engagements with our native flora and fauna, the changing climate, the urban, the interstellar and the microscopic. As fixed forms and fugitive glimpses, these small squares are windows across a changing world.
​- Dr Sam Bowker, Senior Lecturer in Art History & Visual Culture at Charles Sturt University
For more information, visit the Ozquilt Network website.

WA Women's Hall of Fame 2021 'Roll of Honour'
Temporary exhibition, Touring Gallery
1 December 2021 to 30 January 2022

A celebration of the women inducted into the WA Women's Hall of Fame in 2021, including Mary Cuper, an Aboriginal woman born in Bunbury in 1847 who went on to become the postmistress of Victoria Plains, and Helen McGregor Scott, a nurse who arrived in Bunbury in 1831.

More information on the WA Women's Hall of Fame 2021 exhibition 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.