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 18 April 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!)

Please note:
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre will be closing early to the general public at 1.30pm on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January 2021. Elements of our current exhibitions may also be moved or removed during this weekend.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will return to our regular opening hours from Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Bernhard Bischoff: Bunbury's Basalt Spectacle
Temporary exhibition, The Classroom
10 December 2020 to 14 February 2021

A display of photography by local Dr. Bernhard Bischoff surveying the spectacular basalt rock formations along Bunbury's coastline.

The striking layers and columns of black rock at Bunbury’s ‘Rocky Point’ were created by lava flows some 136 million years ago, known as ‘Wyalup’ by the Wardandi Noongar people and named ‘Giant’s Causeway’ by the early European migrants. 

Today they are a wonderful site of recreation and reflection for locals and visitors alike. Bernhard’s photographs explore the natural beauty of this iconic coastal landscape, where the basalt meets the Indian Ocean.

Bunbury's Basalt Spectacle has been extended to 14 February 2021 by popular demand.


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.


Bunbury Fringe 2021 - A View from the Park
22 to 24 January 2021

A selection of short plays cleverly written by Perth playwright Noel O’Neill and produced by Maverick Theatre Productions. Each play takes place away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and technology.

Hosted in the unique heritage surrounds of the former Paisley Centre building, ​A View from the Park presents a poignant reflection of what bubbles under the surface for all of us.​

Free Courtyard Concert: Five Mile Brook
12:30pm, Sunday 24 January 2021

Join us for live music in the courtyard of the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre as a part of Bunbury Fringe Festival 2021.

Bring your lunch and kick back for an outdoor concert with Five Mile Brook, a local South West bluegrass band.

Free event, no bookings required - find out more on Facebook.

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.