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.

Djeran Program (April-May 2021)

School Holiday Workshop: Rosemary for ANZAC Day
Wednesday 14 April, 10am to 12 noon
A hands-on school holiday workshop exploring the meanings behind the rosemary herb, before participants pot up their own plant to keep.
Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years.
$5 per participant - tickets through Eventbrite.

Book Launch: Peter Murphy's Fenian 63
Join us for an evening of Irish song and poetry celebrating the South West launch of local Irish writer Peter Murphy's new publication 'Fenian 63'.
Thu., 15 April 2021
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, free

Learn about Bonsai at the Bunbury Museum
Meet members of the Bonsai South West Club for a free afternoon talk introducing the ancient Japanese art of bonsai.
Sat., 17 April 2021
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, free

South West Convicts Lecture & Website Launch
Celebrate World Heritage Day with a lecture showcasing Jeff Peirce's new online repository of local convict histories, encompassing more than a decade of research on the almost 2000 convicts who had a presence in the South West.
Sun., 18 April 2021
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, free

South West Historical Writers Meetup
A meetup for local fiction and non-fiction writers who work with history – drop in to chat about all things historical writing!
Sat., 8 May 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, free

Bunbury Heritage Forum: Untold Stories
The City of Bunbury is hosting a heritage forum to bring together local scholars, historians and those with a passion for Bunbury’s heritage. Come along to be entertained, learn more about Bunbury and mingle with other story lovers.
Full program of speakers to be announced soon.
Fri., 14 May 2021
10:30 am – 1:30 pm, free

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

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.